UK Nature

Why I'll Be Wilder in June

Tiffany Francis | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany Francis

I've always been drawn to wildness. My infant days were filled with bluebell walks and mangled badger bones kept in jars, while rainy evenings found my little heart caught in the perils of Farthing Wood videos.

Yours for £1 - This Stunning National Trust Farm

Richard Neale | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Richard Neale

We want an experienced shepherd, able to move their flock of sheep to ensure that sensitive habitats get the grazing they need. Plantlife Cymru have kindly offered to purchase the farmer's new flock. The National Trust will offer the successful applicant expert conservation and farming support, as well as providing a farmhouse with picture-perfect views over the North Wales coast.

We Need to Talk About Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Next time you have an encounter with a tree, or visit a wood, don't keep it to yourself. Trees can't blow their own trumpets, so we need to give them the credit they deserve when they improve our lives.

Idyllic Scottish Retreats: Isle of Eriska, Argyll

The Spa Spy | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Crossing the rickety bridge to the private Isle of Eriska you get the feeling you may be about to infiltrate the land of Narnia. Perched on the west coast of Scotland in 350 acres of manicured gardens, woodland and rugged beaches, against a stunning rural landscape, Eriska lulls you into an immediate state of calm.

Dandelions and Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

As children we cut the stems, put them in water, and they would curl up into weird and wonderful shapes. We would try and sell them to passers by. Now I eat the leaves and the stems. If I am brave I add some burdock leaves, which takes me right up to my bitter taste threshold. But it's seasonal detox.

Why Nature Is One Of California's Biggest Attractions

By Ruth D'Alessandro | Jackie Gallego | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From Sequoia National Park's colossal trees to Yosemite's towering waterfalls, we check out the natural attractions that make California the ultimate ...

Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

Finding Inspiration When You Need It The Most

Josh Taylor | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK
Josh Taylor

A client recently called me up on a Monday morning and said 'Josh. I'm sat at my desk, I'm all geared up to make the most of this working week and yet...

Tiger Numbers Prowling in the Right Direction

Frontier | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Last week sprouted the news that for the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers worldwide are on the rise. After a century of poaching and loss of hab...

Why Dolphin Conservation Is So Important

Frontier | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Happy National Dolphin Day! In honour of this awareness day for one of the world's most endearing animals, it'd be appropriate to look at some of the ...

The World of Turtle Conservation

Frontier | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

Along with the likes of the giant Panda, Polar Bear, Rhino, Elephant, Tiger and a whole host of others, Turtles gain a lot of attention in the conserv...

Wild Whale Encounters - Not a Tank in Sight

Catherine Capon | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Catherine Capon

By Catherine Capon The news that SeaWorld is ending their orca breeding program implies that hopefully whales in captivity will soon be a thing of t...

BioBlitz - Where People and Wildlife Truly Come Together

Gwen Potter | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

As you can see, some of our finds were common, some rare - but all demonstrate how critical it is to conserve, enhance and expand our wildlife habitats and how important it is for visitors to record our wildlife.

Rhino Poaching Has Repulsive Record Year

Frontier | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

As one of the poster children for world animal conservation, the Rhino gets plenty of attention and plenty of column inches. But how much real help? How much real progress to protect it? Well, new figures published recently by the IUCN tell a chilling story.

A Whale Of A Problem

Frontier | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

Already some of the most endangered species, whales have, in recent years, seemed to come up against two more frequent threats which are slowly but su...

There Is a Way

Sharon Bull | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Cover Design - Socciones "In 2010 I woke up!" The opening line of my speech at 'Derby Women's Centre' on Wednesday the 24th February 2016. My fift...

Saving the World in Jimmy Choos

Emma Fulu | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Style
Emma Fulu

I have an obsession with beautiful things. Beautiful furnishings, beautiful food, beautiful dresses, beautiful music, beautiful photographs and definitely beautiful shoes.

Springing Ahead

Gwen Potter | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

Even the most hardened naturalists will have deprived themselves of nature in all this driech, but March is on its way. Spring will begin properly with risky plant predictions - primroses and wild daffodils, then bluebells and finally Welsh poppies. In a pond near you, tiny frogs will emerge from the water.

The Wild Is In Your Heart

Daniel Crockett | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

At the moment, 'wild' is on trend. The marketing and advertising industries have turned their eye to the romantic escape fantasies we all covet. 'Find your wild,' the advert insists, click to buy.

Photographer Captures Incredible Pictures Of Eagles In Mid-Air Epic 'Kung-Fu' Battle

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Battling it out for the top spot these two juvenile eagles are at the beak of their fitness. These spectacular pictures show how this pair of White...

Amazing Footage Captures Storm Gertrude Blowing A Waterfall Upwards

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

A Scottish waterfall on the Isle of Skye can be seen being blown upwards by the high winds brought by Storm Gertrude. The incredible footage, take...

The Small Changes You Can Make to Help the Planet

Frontier | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK
Frontier

These sorts of articles have peppered the web for years now. Do this and don't do that to save the planet. Part of what turns people away though is th...

Is Anthropomorphism Bad For Wildlife Conservation?

Frontier | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Frontier

"The world is too PC!" We've all heard that one before. Like health and safety it was meant to make us all - well - safer; but for political correct...

2015: The Year of the Jellyfish (And the Floods)

Gwen Potter | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

As is becoming an annual event, 'once in a lifetime extreme weather' has brought climate change issues to the fore. More on this December later - let's start at the beginning, and the sunniest winter on record and the start of some very unpredictable seasons.

The Shortest Day Of The Year Means It Can Only Get Better From Here

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

In 2015, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on December 22 at 4:48am UTC. To calculate the turning point in your time zone, cli...