Exbury Gardens Recognised With Dragonfly Hotspot Status

Call for more garden wildlife ponds as Exbury Gardens recognised with ‘Dragonfly Hotspot’ status Exbury Gardens in the New Forest has joined an important national network of wildlife hotspots for dragonflies, and will now be encouraging visitors to attract the insects into their own back gardens. The south coast visitor attraction has been designated a … Continued

Gift Wild collection supports the BDS

Gift Wild is an eco-friendly cards and gifts online shop that also supports conservation. A percentage of the profits from their beautiful wildlife-inspired collections, from cushions to tote bags, goes towards wildlife charities. Their new dragonfly collection, designed by Penny Smallshire, will raise donations for the BDS. Visit the shop here Thank you Gift Wild … Continued

Attract Dragonflies to your Garden

Learn all about the BDS’s latest partnership Hotspot site, Exbury Gardens, and how your garden can also become a dragonfly-utopia! HOW TO ATTRACT BEAUTIFUL DRAGONFLIES TO YOUR GARDEN – article by the Independent   Migrant Hawker image by Trevor Willis

UK Wildlife Podcast Dragonfly Takeover

Did you know that there is an excellent podcast all about UK wildlife? One half of the Podcast duo is our Essex County Dragonfly Recorder, Neil Phillips, so dragonflies get their fair share of airtime. In the latest episode, Neil invited two of our team members on to chat all things dragonfly as it was … Continued

#PondWatch Is This Weekend!

  PondWatch was born in the first lockdown of 2020 as a way of bringing the magic of ponds to those who could not visit one. It was so well received that it has now become an annual celebration of all things pond and happens on the second weekend in June.   This year PondWatch … Continued

Between ages 12-18? Become a Junior Ranger!

Junior Rangers play an important role in looking after Protected Areas in the UK and the wildlife that lives there. By becoming a Junior Ranger you will have the opportunity to develop new life skills and gain experience completing outdoor practical tasks. You’ll also get a chance to socialise with like-minded volunteers and explore some … Continued

Get your Local Places for Nature pack!

Local Places for Nature is back! Nature is under threat and it’s time to take action. Keep Wales Tidy is excited to announce that applications for Local Places for Nature have reopened. Last year, more than 500 green spaces across the country were created, restored and enhanced. Community groups and organisations of all shapes and … Continued