Bumblebee on wisteria


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.

Common blue butterfly


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


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

Blue tit bird


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.

Slug crawling on the ground

Worth a read

The slug retrospective

Intriguing article by RHS entomologist Dr Hayley Jones, shedding light on the little-known benefits slugs to (garden) ecosystems.



In aid of the humble mollusc

The Wildlife Trusts and RHS have joined forces to encourage people to use their gardens to take action to help support nature.

Cuckoo in flight


The importance of cuckoo tracking

Satellite tagged cuckoos sheds light on their migration routes and overwintering in aid of conservation strategies and halting their decline.

River Itchen


Southern Water fined £330,000

Double pump failure diverts sewage across fields into watercourse near Southampton for nearly 20 hours.