When we are being as busy as a bee, we find the time to rest, refresh and give ourselves that much needed boost of energy. Sometimes this isn’t so easy for bees themselves, but you could help revive a tired individual and send it buzzing healthily on its way! Bees use a lot of energy … Continue reading
Category Archives: Mindful Monday
Mindful Monday #16. Voice Your Opinions – Take Part in Public Consultations and Surveys
This past week has been a very exciting one for UK conservation, with the news of the proposed return of the Eurasian Lynx Lynx lynx sweeping across a variety of social media platforms. However, with this high level of media attention comes a great deal of controversy and that is where you come in. The … Continue reading
Mindful Monday #15. HOWL and the Hungry Robin
HOWL kicked off the Mindful Monday theme with a post about how you can give nature a helping hand. It focused on how you can utilise window feeders to encourage and support the wellbeing of garden birds all year round and of course, improve any identification skills! HOWL ended the post stating that we would … Continue reading
Mindful Monday #14. How to Build a Bug Hotel!
Wow! It has been a very busy couple of months for HOWL, but we are back and are sharing our very first video to kick-start our Mindful Mondays again. Are you ready?! This week we want you to get outside and get creative in working towards our goal of giving nature a helping hand. How? … Continue reading
Mindful Monday #13. Join the New Year Plant Hunt!
Fancy a challenge? Put your botanical skills to the test and see how many wild and naturalised plants in flower you can record in up to 3 hours over the New Year period. The rules are simple to try to keep data comparable between different areas and over different years: Pick one day over the … Continue reading
Mindful Monday #12. Have you got a favourite nature patch?
Rhinefield Ornamental Drive – The New Forest (Hampshire, UK) I am very lucky to live in the heart of the New Forest, but this comes with a big problem. How do I go about picking a favourite nature patch within this beautiful National Park? It quickly became clear to me that I cannot ignore the … Continue reading
Mindful Monday #11. Rally For Nature!
Our nature is declining but despite this being well-documented, nature still remains low on the political agenda. Love Nature? Feeling worried? Me too. Tuesday 9th December – Rally For Nature in London. The RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, League Against Cruel Sports and Dr Mark Avery – supported by Butterfly Conservation, Ramblers and the Mammal Society – … Continue reading
Mindful Monday #10. Subscribe to a nature magazine!
Want another great way to expand your knowledge and learn more about the natural world? Subscribe to a nature magazine! After a busy weekend it is always nice to come home to a bit of exciting post. After going through the pile of letters that are not so exciting (you know the ones….car tax reminders … Continue reading
Mindful Monday #9. Visit a Museum!
Howl has a rather inquisitive nature and this was clearly evident during this week’s Oxford adventure. With a few hours in the day to spare, it was decided that this was in fact the perfect opportunity to check out The Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum. Both of these offer … Continue reading
Mindful Monday #8. Take Part in a Survey!
Mondays have a nasty habit of creeping up on us, but it is also that time of week where I get to share yet another way to get involved in conservation! First off, I am going to throw this quote/ proverb at you: “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. … Continue reading