Positive Conservation News - June 2019

June 30, 2019

Half way through the year and conservation successes continue to occur! June passed by and saw governments and businesses continue to commit to reducing their plastic outputs, marine and terrestrial habitat protected, a phenomenal breeding season for a threatened bird species and much more! 

The Power of Citizen Science and How to Get Involved

June 29, 2019

Field work on Puffin Island, Wales

Citizen science is a fun and easy way to get involved in environmental research. Studies typically require a lot of data collection, often over large geographical areas. This is where you can be an invaluable contributor by observing wildlife and collecting samples under the direction of academics or organisations. You don’t need qualifications or experience, just a hard-working attitude and an enthusiasm for nature. Do it alone or with friends and family, and make it suit your schedule by opting for one off or long-term projects. 

Gardening for Wildlife : Part 2

June 15, 2019

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
 – David Hobson

Our last gardening post was a month and half ago, when we were just starting work on our newly acquired garden space, and it's been a very exciting time. Although we haven't done a huge amount more in terms of developing the garden, we have had lots more visitors, and it's been fascinating to watch our plants grow and flower. The weather has also not been the best for gardening, and so we have sat watching the birds from our back room with the rain pouring down for much of May and the start of June. This post is more of an update then, and with the huge citizen science project Gardenwatch currently underway and June being the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild Challenge, there have been a lot of reasons for us be out in the garden!

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