We've invited Wildlife Trust staff members and volunteers, teachers and professionals to write blogs on everything from outdoor education to fun-filled activities! Take a look below for ideas, inspiration and tales from some truly wild people!
inspirational stories, advice and 'wild' ideas from our teenage and
young supporters. They share how they spend their wild time, the
conservation issues that they are passionate about and tonnes of ways
that you can get in touch with nature.
Plastic is one of the biggest waste products that we use in our day to day life. Cheryl Burns tells you how you can reduce your plastic use.
Nicolette Scourse talks about her adventures diving with whale sharks off the coast of Australia
Vine House Farm tell you how you can help the prickly little mammals in your garden. Make sure any spiky visitors to your garden are well fed and well looked after with these great tips.
Us Brits have always
loved to be beside the seaside but we usually enjoy it from a deck chair with a
99 in hand. This summer experience the amazing coastline in a new way with a
family day out getting up close and personal with the local sea-life. It’s time
to ditch the deck chair and wade into the waves!
Find out more!
Ann, from SumoGardener tells us how to make the most of a small space! Just because you might have a small garden, it doesn't mean it can't be a wildlife haven, and look beautiful, too!
Leanne Manchester has been speaking to Garden Life, telling them about why The Wildlife Trusts is important and how everybody can help local wildlife, no matter how small their garden.
Want to know how to take great photographs and film, whether you've got a top-end camera or a smartphone?
Rachel Wilkins from Jessops is here to help!
Take a look and become a pro.
Charlotte Graham-Spouge visited some wild swimming destinations, and here's what she thought...
Did you have a go at 30 Days Wild this year? The Baker family gave it a go for the second year running, and fell in love with the challenge all over again!
If you go down to the woods today … you might be surprised to see children from I CAN’s Meath School enjoying their learning at Willow’s Forest School. Each class are having the opportunity to use the woods to support and enhance their learning experience.
Annie Ives, volunteer Wildlife Watch leader, runs through a pond dipping session with her group, and how they linked it to important OPAL surveys!
Matthew Appleby, author of 'The Children's Garden' offers helpful, easy ways you can get your children outdoors this summer! What's more, you can win a copy of the book yourself!
In June 2015 the Baker family took part in our first ever 30 Days Wild challenge. They spent June doing something wild every day and here they tell what they learnt during their 'wild' month!
Fancy giving it a go? You can too!
Marina Robb, author of ‘Learning with Nature: A how-to guide to inspiring children through outdoor games and activities', talks about the benefits of outdoors learning in this beautiful blog post.
The Garden Wildlife Health team investigate the diseases that affect wildlife in gardens across the country. There are lots of ways you can lend a helping hand to the wild animals that are waking up this spring in your gardens and parks.
Whether you drop a can of pop into a waste or recycling bin, it’s easy to think that this small act has no real consequence. After all, once it’s in, you rarely have to think about it again. And in a way, this is great, because it makes recycling easy and hassle-free, but on the other hand, it is also makes it a practice that is very easy to neglect. But if you did chose to recycle an aluminium can, what difference would it make?
Cyclist and blogger Tony Pearson talks about the joy of wildlife encounters whilst on his cycling tours. What a joy to get so close to nature!
Jo Dainty, Senior Nature Play Ranger at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, helps you to rediscover the wonder of a wild walk! There's lots of tips for a successful walk with children, and key knowledge from her time in the Wildlife Trust as well as her time as a mum.
Take a look and try a wild walk!
Donna Mathieson, People & Wildlife Officer at Scottish Wildlife Trust, tells you about Moray Teens, the teenager Wildlife Watch group going from strength to strength! They've featured on radio and TV and have actively contributed towards conservation projects. Wow!
Cbeebies presenter and zoologist Jess French talks about the wonder of minibeasts, and why these wild creatures amaze her.
Using the wonder of shapes and patterns in nature, The Smart Happy Project aims to get more children connected to, and building a relationship with, nature.
Read Lisa's blog posts here, and learn how to start nature collections, search for patterns in nature and feel connected!
Ian Thomas has one of the best jobs in the world - he dives for a living! Read all about his amazing experiences, why he's so passionate about protecting our oceans, and how you can do your bit.
Kathryn Aalto is the author of the book 'The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh'. In this blog she talks about moving to England, her inspiration for writing the blog and her journey to Ashdown Forest...
Think winter isn't a great time for kids to get outdoors? Think again! Catherine Hughes, garden and lifestyle blogger, shares some great nature crafts that will keep your children busy this winter!
Notley Green Primary School won the School category in our Wild About Gardens Week 2015 competition! Here their Forest School Instructor, Kate Curtis, talks about their wonderful wildlife garden, and how it inspires their students.
Avon Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Bristol Water, are teaching children about the plight of the critically endangered European eel (Anguilla Anguilla), through their 'Spawn to be Wild' schools project.
Ryan Walsh is one of our new guest bloggers! He's the Head of Outdoor Work at Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst. His first blog post details a step-by-step guide to building a mini-nature reserve at a school.
Gemma Waters is a natural history educator who runs hands-on activities with schools and other groups. In her blog she explains what exactly an owl pellet is, all the gruesome facts, and how to dissect one yourself!
Anthony Sergeant is the Deputy Head Teacher of a school and is passionate about connecting children with nature. He organised a Wild Outdoors Day for his class and shares the wonderful insights from that day.
In November 2014 authors and family adventurers Jen & Sim Benson decided to swap their comfortable suburban house for a bell tent. They've spent the past year exploring and living wild in Britain with their two young children.
Feeling the green fingers but not sure where to start? Ellis
Wakefield is here to help! Every month you can read about the best plant
to sow - get planting and see what you can grow!
Wildlife photographer, and Wildlife Trust volunteer, Chris Lawrence talks about the wonder of insects, and how he uses his skill in photography to directly help his local Wildlife Trust!
Illustrator and designer, Sorcha Faulkner, tells us how nature inspires her work! Her prints are incredible, don't forget to enter our November competition to be in with the chance of winning one!
Aspiring artist? Read Sorcha's blog!
Dawood, aged 16, talks about the wonder of the simple back garden. There is so much to see and discover, if you only know where to look...
Wildlife Watch leader Liz talks about her experience of helping out with her local Wildlife Watch group, how much she's learnt and some of the great activities she's taken part in!
Hear all about what the Wildlife Watch team got up to at BirdFair 2015. They had a wild time! Check it out!
Jenna's Conservation Blog has featured this wonderful post about the marine giants that live under our seas, and how everybody can do their bit to help them.
Take a look at this and others from Jenna!
Jane Campbell, Senior Outdoor Learning Development Officer at Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, talks about how Sheffield Wildlife Trust are on a mission to rewild children through their Thinking Outside the Box Project.
If nature makes children happier and healthier, shouldn't we be doing more of it? That's what Emma Websdale, Senior Communications Officer at The Wildlife Trusts and Editor of Wildlife Watch, asks in her guest blog.
See this blog post on Mark Avery's site here.
Visiting London Wildlife Trust's Camley Street Nature Park is a breath of fresh air in a commuter city. Leanne Manchester, Communications Support Officer at The Wildlife Trusts, talks about her experience at an outdoor learning event.
A few local Wildlife Watch groups were lucky enough to go out on the solar boat in Chichester Harbour with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to discover more about the marine live that lives there.
Read all about the exciting time they had!
Lyndsey Young, Communications Officer at The Wildlife Trusts, visited a Leicestershrie & Rutland Wildlife Trust Forest School and saw first hand the incredible impact 'getting wild' has on children.
Take a look at her visit.