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Get your ear in

GET YOUR EAR IN

Birds bring a wonderful soundtrack to spring, and even in towns and cities the array of voices can be quite dazzling. If you are trying...

The largest insect that ever lived

THE LARGEST INSECT THAT EVER LIVED

The Dragonfly-like Meganeuropsis was a giant insect that plied the skies from the Late Carboniferous to the Late Permian, some 317...

 
 
 
Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

AGRICULTURE BILL: SOIL AT HEART OF UK FARM GRANT REVOLUTION

A promise to do more to protect the soil will form part of a vision for the UK farm industry being unveiled by the government later.

Solved: mystery of ‘ornamented' coot chicks has surprising explanation

SOLVED: MYSTERY OF ‘ORNAMENTED' COOT CHICKS HAS SURPRISING EXPLANATION

The American coot is a somewhat drab water bird with gray and black feathers and a white beak, common in wetlands throughout North...

 
 
 
North Chilterns Chalk winter update

NORTH CHILTERNS CHALK WINTER UPDATE

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Another mass poisoning in Zululand causes alarm for the future of vultures in the region

ANOTHER MASS POISONING IN ZULULAND CAUSES ALARM FOR THE FUTURE OF VULTURES IN THE REGION

Unfortunately, yet another mass poisoning incident occurred in Africa, ending 2019 on a sad note for vulture conservation. Two days...

 
 
 
Falcons see prey at speed of Formula 1 car

FALCONS SEE PREY AT SPEED OF FORMULA 1 CAR

Extremely acute vision and the ability to rapidly process different visual impressions - these two factors are crucial when a peregrine...

UK Wildlife Podcast - Pond life in Winter

UK WILDLIFE PODCAST - POND LIFE IN WINTER

The main topic is what pond creatures, such as the pond oilve mayfly, do to survive the cold in winter, and give some tips on how to...

 
 
 
Lifting the petals of the Snowdrop

LIFTING THE PETALS OF THE SNOWDROP

The bobbing white blooms of snowdrops fluttering on the road verge or carpeting the woodland floor put a spring in the step of us all...

HS2 could threaten irreplaceable natural habitats, report warns

HS2 COULD THREATEN IRREPLACEABLE NATURAL HABITATS, REPORT WARNS

HS2 risks dividing and destroying “huge swathes” of “irreplaceable” natural habitats, including 108 ancient woodlands, a report has...

 
 
 
England's first wild beaver colony in centuries is ‘helping communities and climate'

ENGLAND'S FIRST WILD BEAVER COLONY IN CENTURIES IS ‘HELPING COMMUNITIES AND CLIMATE'

England's first beavers to live in the wild in 400 years are positively affecting the community and the environment, experts have said.

Wildlife visitors warning of climate disaster

WILDLIFE VISITORS WARNING OF CLIMATE DISASTER

Great White Egret and Little Egret by Harry Appleyard, Floodplain Forest NR 23 August 2016 Britain's milder weather is attracting exotic...

 
 
 
Top plants for pollinators in your wildlife garden

TOP PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS IN YOUR WILDLIFE GARDEN

Dave Goulson, author of The Garden Jungle , reveals some of the best plants you can grow to give garden pollinators a helping hand.

EXCITING NEW VACANCY!

Peter our webmaster is standing down in March and we are keen to retain and further develop our wonderful website which is proving...

 
 
 
Snowdrops guide and walks

SNOWDROPS GUIDE AND WALKS

After the darkness of winter, snowdrops are a welcome and early sign that spring is on its way. Our snowdrop guide looks at the best...

HS2 destroyed trees in way of train line without permission

HS2 DESTROYED TREES IN WAY OF TRAIN LINE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Contractors removed potential habitats for bats and butterflies in Buckingham nature reserve to prepare for rail line

 
 
 
12 roosting birds to spot this winter

12 ROOSTING BIRDS TO SPOT THIS WINTER

Short winter days may restrict your birdwatching time, but if you're canny you can just wait for the birds to come to you. Use this...

Lifeline for species on verge of extinction

LIFELINE FOR SPECIES ON VERGE OF EXTINCTION

Species on the verge of extinction have been handed a lifeline as £7.4million from The National Lottery is awarded for nature projects...

 
 
 
Plants make galls to accommodate foreigners

PLANTS MAKE GALLS TO ACCOMMODATE FOREIGNERS

Gall formation by plants is a commonly-seen phenomenon that occurs in response to foreign entities such as viruses, bacteria, fungi,...

North Chilterns Chalk January 2020 - Upcoming Events

NORTH CHILTERNS CHALK JANUARY 2020 - UPCOMING EVENTS

As we head into January we look forward to our upcoming talks. Please do get in touch to book your place(s) or use the “Book Now” tabs...

 
 
 



Mikel Arteta reveals how David Luiz reacted to Chelsea red card

Mikel Arteta reveals how David Luiz reacted to Chelsea red card

David Luiz was sent off Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta revealed David Luiz was hugely ‘disappointed' after his red card against former club Chelsea but ultimately immensely... Read more ...

Jeff Bezos had his phone 'hacked' in 2018 after receiving WhatsApp from...

Jeff Bezos had his phone 'hacked' in 2018 after receiving WhatsApp from Saudi Arabian crown prince

The Guardian reported on Tuesday that the Amazon billionaire received a message from Mohammed Bin Salman's personal phone number which contained a malicious file. Read more ...

Love Island: Fans brand Sophie 'the snake of the series' as she lies about...

Love Island: Fans brand Sophie 'the snake of the series' as she lies about kissing Connor

In toe-curling scenes the Sophie fiercely denied sharing a kiss with her hunk when confronted by Connagh, after he only learned about the kiss from newcomer Rebecca Gormley. Read more ...

Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero comes off the bench to...

Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero comes off the bench to score winner for visitors

JACK GAUGHAN AT BRAMALL LANE: Sergio Aguero was Manchester City's hero once again as he came off the bench to score the only goal in their victory over Sheffield United. Read more ...

Joe Cole reveals how Frank Lampard will react to Arsenal draw

Joe Cole reveals how Frank Lampard will react to Arsenal draw

Lampard won't be happy Joe Cole believes Frank Lampard will be ‘furious' with his Chelsea side for throwing away two one-goal leads as they could only muster a 2-2 draw... Read more ...

Hillary Clinton walks back her refusal to back Bernie Sanders if he wins...

Hillary Clinton walks back her refusal to back Bernie Sanders if he wins 2020 nomination  

The 2016 loser reversed after setting off a firestorm in an interview promoting her Hulu documentary about her life and marriage by declining to commit to backing Sanders and... Read more ...

Former Radio 4 Today show host Peter Hobday has died aged 82

Former Radio 4 Today show host Peter Hobday has died aged 82

Former Radio 4 Today programme presenter Peter Hobday has died at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Victoria Fenwick, and children John and Natasha. Read more ...

Sharon Osbourne thankful for 'outpouring of love' on The Talk after Ozzy's...

Sharon Osbourne thankful for 'outpouring of love' on The Talk after Ozzy's Parkinson's diagnosis

The 71-year-old rocker announced Tuesday that he is battling a 'mild form' of the progressive nervous system disorder, which affects movement. Read more ...

Jared Kushner reportedly used WhatsApp to chat with Mohammed bin Salman, who...

Jared Kushner reportedly used WhatsApp to chat with Mohammed bin Salman, who allegedly used the same app to hack Jeff Bezos

New reporting alleges that Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone through WhatsApp. The report raises renewed concern about top... Read more ...

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham delivers yet another injury scare for England...

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham delivers yet another injury scare for England boss Gareth Southgate

Frank Lampard insists Chelsea have the firepower to cope if England hitman Tammy Abraham's ankle problem keeps him sidelined for several weeks. Read more ...