Bumblebee on wisteria

Wildlife

Dutch National Bee Count

Similar to our equivalent Big Butterfly Count, the people of the Netherlands are counting bees to help assess the health and prevalence of wild bee populations in the country.

Train tracks

Environment

Revival of ‘railway’ hedges

A trial series of traditional ‘railway hedges’ are thriving at a North London station along one of Britain’s busiest main lines, following intervention by Network Rail and The Tree Council.

Common blue butterfly

Wildlife

UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: 2023 results

Results from the 2023 annual UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) reveal a ‘mixed picture’ for butterflies, with some species thriving whilst others continued their concerning declines.

Domestic cat

Wildlife

Impact domestic cats on wildlife

U.S. researchers draw up comprehensive list of what domestic cat prey, identifying more than 2000 species, including endangered ones

Flower market

Business

Royal FloraHolland heads towards 100% sustainability

As of the 1st of January 2026, Royal FloraHolland trading partners will be certified according to the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) with the aim to full FSI compliance by 2027.

Blue tit bird

Marketing

Peckish Wildbird habitat seed

New campaign by wild bird food brand, Peckish to inspire the public to make gardens a haven for birds by growing them a home.