A Wild Lockdown: March

I am back ! It’s longer than I would like to think since my last article, but life is like that and the older you get the quicker time passes. I am back on the grid because during these strange times, like many others, I have a lot more time on my hands, and haveContinue reading “A Wild Lockdown: March”

Spotlight: The Red Panda

Well this little guy hardly needs much of an introduction being a very popular feature in many zoo’s across the world. Unfortunately the Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) is currently listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red list. This means that we need to take extra care in conserving the Red Panda in its small pocketsContinue reading “Spotlight: The Red Panda”

Burgers Zoo , Arnhem , Netherlands

Sorry for the unforgivably long delay between posts! Between job hunting, doctors and a trip to Holland my internet time has been short 🙂 So last week I was in Holland visiting family and enjoying the wonderful food and atmosphere it has to offer and managed to get to the zoo on the one sunny day weContinue reading “Burgers Zoo , Arnhem , Netherlands”

Spring Lambs ! :-)

Was in England last week visiting friends and it was lambing weekend at Reaseheath College, my favourite time of the year ! 🙂 I have a slight obsession with sheep , all down to my granddad who I helped throughout my childhood with his small flock of 20+ sheep. They all had names and some of themContinue reading “Spring Lambs ! :-)”

In search of the smooth newt (L. v. vulgaris)

When I was younger I remember just how common it was for me to find a smooth newt when out exploring the fields. It was on recently reading about the National Newt Survey that I began to wonder if these fascinating little creatures where still as common on our land as they had once been.Continue reading “In search of the smooth newt (L. v. vulgaris)”