Monday, 7 September 2009

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Friday, 21 August 2009

Monday, 10 August 2009

Friday, 29 May 2009

Look out for Painted Ladies!


Painted Lady
Originally uploaded by Roger B.



According to BBC News, Britain and Ireland are being invaded by millions of painted lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui).

Have you seen any on your local patch yet?

You can find more information on the Butterfly Conservation website

Friday, 27 February 2009

First Frogs

Common Frog (Rana Temporaria).

Photographed in the Rivelin Valley, South Yorkshire.

I noticed this morning that the first frogs are appearing in our local ditches and ponds. The first arrivals are always a little camera shy, but they should be much easier to photograph once spawning gets underway.

Keep an eye out for the first frog spawn in your area and report it to Nature's Calendar.



Monday, 9 February 2009

Happy Birthday Mr Darwin

Thursday 12th February 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. To mark the occasion, all kinds of events are taking place around the world.

The Natural History Museum is promoting a special project called Darwin200:

Darwin200 plans to celebrate the impact that Darwin's ideas about evolution, as well as his approach to the understanding of the natural world and his outstanding example as a scientist, continue to have on our lives.

Why not drop us a line and tell us how you will be celebrating Darwin's birthday.


Sunday, 1 February 2009

Nature's Calendar

With snow forecast for the week ahead, this is perhaps a good time to look forward to the warmer days of spring. To help you do so, the latest edition of Nature's Calendar News contains a phenological review of Spring 2008.

You can find out more at www.naturescalendar.org.uk.


Wednesday, 28 January 2009

BGB Round-Up #1



As promised, here are a few of your posts about the Big Garden Birdwatch:

Sheffield Wildlife

shirls gardenwatch

Wildlife Snapshots

Have we missed anyone out? If so, please send us a link to your post.


Sunday, 25 January 2009

New Feature

Thanks to developments at Blogger, we have a new feature: the 'Recently Updated' list in the sidebar, which should make it easier to follow our members' blogs.

Please note that a few blogs are missing from the list because 'blog list gadget' was not able to locate a valid feed.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Big Garden Birdwatch



Don't forget that the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch takes place this weekend.

Send us a link to your BGB blog post and we will publish it here.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

I and the Bird #92

Here's an email we received from Mike Bergin, a bird blogger from across the pond:


I've been shaking my fist northward for the last four frigid weeks. Actually, every part of me has been shaking from the brutal arctic assault. But at last, something great is blowing in from Canada!


Seabrooke Leckie of the Marvelous in Nature seems to weather the harsh winters of eastern Ontario with enviable equanimity. Where lesser souls would crumble and crack, Seabrooke savors every shade of the natural world and spins blog gold. Today, she's keeping us warm with a poetic picnic edition of I and the Bird #92.


Whether you're keeping cool on your blog or heating things up, if you're writing well about wild birds and birding, I and the Bird is for you. Join in the party by sending a link and summary to me or our next outstanding host Vickie (viclcsw AT aol DOT com) of Vickie Henderson Art by February 3 for the 2/5 edition!


For more information about 'I and the Bird', visit 10000birds.com.



Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Blogging Ex-pats

Back in December, a visitor left an anonymous comment:
I would like to suggest that the web ring is expanded to become 'EU Nature Bloggers'. There are lots of very interesting nature blogs published by ex-pats who are now living in other parts of Europe. Many of these ex-pats get great pleasure from regularly reading & keeping up to date with nature blogs from the UK, but at the same time would like to share their own sightings and natural history adventures in their new adopted countries! Just as many birds migrate to and fro between UK and Europe, it would be nice if our blogs could too!
Expanding the webring to cover the whole of the EU would be a bit ambitious, but we could certainly run a special feature on ex-pat nature bloggers.

Please get in touch if you would like to contribute.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch takes place next weekend: 24-25 January 2009.

If you take part in the survey, why not write a blog post about your sightings? Send us a link to your post and we'll publish it here.


Monday, 12 January 2009

Fáilte!

After a long delay, I have finally got round to changing the name of this webring so that we can accept members from the Republic of Ireland.

Sorry it's taken me so long!