More than 500 grey seals recorded at a Cumbrian nature reserve for the first time

Cumbria’s South Walney Nature Reserve has recorded 518 grey seals in a record first. Drones were used at the South Walney Nature Reserve in Barrow, England where 518 seals were counted between September 2020 and March 2021. This compares to the previous highs recorded in March 2019 when drone technology counted 483 seals, and 360 counted in January 2018. The grey seal is one of … Continue reading More than 500 grey seals recorded at a Cumbrian nature reserve for the first time

Kenyan sculptor creates wildlife sculptures from discarded metal

Kenyan metal sculptor Kioko Mwitiki has sculpted thousands of tonnes of discarded metal — from supermarket trolley wheels to shredded metal from factories — into art over the last three decades. Among his artworks are two life-size lions crafted from scrap metal guard. For these lion sculptures, the artist transformed animal snares, used by illegal hunters in national parks and given to him by the … Continue reading Kenyan sculptor creates wildlife sculptures from discarded metal

Wildlife reigns empty gardens and estates managed by the National Trust during lockdown

Wildlife has been enjoying empty gardens and estates managed by the National Trust throughout the UK, since the conservation charity closed its properties to restrict the spread of coronavirus. Rare sightings and uncharacteristic behaviours have been noted by staff at the Trust, who say the absence of visitors appears to have emboldened wildlife, with birds and mammals spotted venturing out of their usual territories. Reports … Continue reading Wildlife reigns empty gardens and estates managed by the National Trust during lockdown

Wild white stork chicks hatch in the UK for first time in centuries

White stork chicks have hatched in the wild in the UK for the first time in centuries, the White Stork Project announced. Eggs in one of three nests hatched at the Knepp Estate in West Sussex. Observers watched as the parents incubated the nest of five eggs located in an oak tree.They were seen removing eggshells from the nest and later regurgitating food for the chicks. … Continue reading Wild white stork chicks hatch in the UK for first time in centuries

International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

Friday 29 November 2019 is officially International Jaguar Day. International Jaguar Day was created to raise awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts ensuring its survival from Mexico to Argentina. Observed annually on November 29, International Jaguar Day celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation and an icon for sustainable development and the … Continue reading International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

Bird Brick Houses: Bespoke bricks providing permanent nesting sites and enclosures to nurture wildlife

Bird Brick Houses are an ingenious way to provide permanent nesting sites and wildlife enclosures as an integral part of a building. Suitable for many of the UK’s small to medium size birds, Bird Brick Houses – which look like a regular brick with a hole – have been designed to accomodate house sparrows, swifts and starlings. A single entrance hole allows the entire internal … Continue reading Bird Brick Houses: Bespoke bricks providing permanent nesting sites and enclosures to nurture wildlife

On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

On This Planet is an illustration exhibition aiming to raise awareness of the biggest challenge facing wildlife – habitat loss and habitat fragmentation – while fundraising for land. By purchasing land, it creates, relatively rapidly, protected reserves in areas under imminent threat of destruction. The exhibition, which runs from 18-21 May at The Old Street Gallery in London, features over 30 illustrators from the UK … Continue reading On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

Crying Animals: Artist Julien Nonnon projects images of endangered species on to Alps

French artist Julien Nonnon is aiming to raise awareness of the possible disappearance of animals native to mountainous regions by projecting images of endangered species onto vast alpine cliff-faces. In his latest photographic series, Crying Animals, Julien Nonnon used gigantic images of the most endangered species from alpine countries – including the wolf, lynx, bear, hawk, ibex, and bearded vulture – to not only reveal the … Continue reading Crying Animals: Artist Julien Nonnon projects images of endangered species on to Alps

Elephant Seals reclaim land from humans at California beach during US government shutdown

Mother Nature is a mighty force and so too are her children so during the US Government shutdown, an elephant seal colony in the Bay Area, California reclaimed their land from humans. Elephant seals and pups took over at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, knocking down a fence and moving into the parking lot, where they remained lounging in the sand after the … Continue reading Elephant Seals reclaim land from humans at California beach during US government shutdown

Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City

“I wanted to do a big blue bee” says Louise. “I’ve done one quite small, but then I’m not sure who would buy a big blue bee.” 1,075 more words via Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City Continue reading Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City