The Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is a bird that is often overlooked as it chatters away on TV aerials and rooftops. I thought they would be common as muck right? Turns out I was wrong. The Starling is currently on the 'Red List' in the UK, which means that their numbers are a cause of concern. [...]
Winter Tasks You Can Do For Wildlife In Your Garden.
Image from canva.com Hello everyone. Today I am going to be listing small tasks you can do in the winter to help wildlife in your garden. Winter is the hardest times of year, it is brutal for our wildlife. The cold, lack of food and water can really take its toll so, it is so [...]
The Wildlife Trusts “30 days wild” challenge: Week One!
Getting kids into nature; Button and Squirt.
Welcome to another instalment from Foxglove and Bee. This week I talk about the fabulous Button and Squirt. They provide an amazing variety of products but I am focusing on their Activity books, full to the brim with facts and colour. It's a really useful resource to help with home schooling and for getting children interested in the natural world.
Nature Friendly Baking; Orange, Ginger, Cranberry and Granola Flapjack. Jordans Cereals.
Hello everyone! Hope you are all ok. As well as communicating vital science to help conserve nature and our fabulous wildlife, sometimes we need to work on how we change our lifestyles. By no means are these massive changes, but if everyone made them, this would make a massive impact. Agriculture is the biggest threat [...]
Introducing you to TerraCycle.
Hello everyone! Hope you are ok! I am so pleased that more and more people are reading this blog. As I said a couple of weeks a go I have some more exciting posts in the pipeline so please stay tuned. Hope everyone is ok. TerraCycle. With all the best intentions, sometimes recycling can be [...]
How to reuse your old cartons into a planter!
Hello! Hope you are doing ok. In recent times, we are all becoming a lot more environmentally friendly and want to make things last for as long as possible. Whilst scrolling through social media, I stumbled across a post (in fact there were several - I'll link some at the end of this post) that [...]
Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. I know that the lockdown is starting to affect us all, if it hasn't already. I don't have a planned post for you this week. I'm sorry. Although, I have been a busy little bee, organising and planning some exciting posts which I have in the pipeline [...]
Cambridge Science Festival and volunteering at the Museum of Zoology.
Hello! Last month I travelled down to Cambridge to volunteer at the Museum of Zoology. Let me tell you, it is a fantastic place to visit, whether it is with your family or alone, you won't regret it. It is full of fabulous specimens and fantastic information for you to soak up! Plus it is free [...]