After enjoying a lovely hot summer this year I have found the sudden drop in temperature and the change from sunglasses to scarves particularly difficult to cope with…but whilst I’m curled up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate, the autumn and winter months can be a tough time for wildlife.
This is why I enjoy preparing my garden for an array of creatures that may choose to visit. From hibernating hedgehogs to hungry house sparrows – they … continue reading ››
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the airing of ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’ a groundbreaking documentary which exposed the health and welfare problems facing many pedigree dogs due to the way they are bred placing looks above health and welfare.
The RSPCA has produced a report which outlines the progress which has been made and what still needs to be done to protect the welfare of dogs.
Many people will have no idea that the way many dogs are bred … continue reading ››
For many people it comes as a surprise that Britain is home to a number of snakes – especially when they see one in real life! You’re more likely to see our native snakes during the summer months, as this is when they are most active.
Download the snake identification sheet by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.
For those of you not familiar with Britain’s native snakes, here’s an introduction:
Grass snake (Natrix natrix)
Our longest snake can … continue reading ››