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Calling all wildlife organisations: BBC Things To Do is here to help

Jeremy Torrance web producer Jeremy Torrance web producer | 13:19 UK time, Tuesday, 8 November 2011

children playing in trees

Every week at the end of Autumnwatch Unsprung we’ve been featuring a selection of nature activities from all over the UK. All these great activities (and many more) are selected from the BBC’s Things To Do website.

The Things To Do team would like us to help spread the word. So if you have a wildlife activity in the near future you’d like the BBC to help promote, you could be in luck.

It's not just nature activities either. There's history, arts and science activities too. As long as your activities involve learning and participation, you can upload them on the Activity maker.

It's free and really easy to join. The only requirement is that you are from a not-for-profit or publicly-funded organisation, like a society or a charity, that run free or cost-recovery activities. Activities with an entrance fee are fine as long as the entrance fee goes back into the cost of running the activities or keeps your group running.

Sounds interesting? Have a look at the Things To Do website for more information and to sign up.


  • Comment number 1.

    Where are the Blue Tits and Chaffinchs? We had a garden filled with birds and now we only see the Dunnock, Magpies, Crows and of course the Robins. Occasionally we catch a glimpse of a Blue Tit and a Wren. We had a family of Nuthatch. We put food out but I am afraid that it is rats which come in the night and take it. I do hope that their isn't a terrible virus going around which has killed them! Last year you told us that these birds migrate south - but where are the Tits and Chaffinch which are supposed to fly in from the North to spend winter here? I read that the Spanish trap, kill and eat our migrating birds which are en route to Africa. How evil can some people be? They should remember that they are acting illegally, as no wild bird belongs to them, and should be left alone, free, safe and unthreatened by man, on their migration path south. Can you do something to educate these horrible Spaniards?

  • Comment number 2.

    With the recent mild temperatures, garden birds tend to find enough 'natural' food away from gardens at this time of year - finches feasting on seeds and berries, tits on invertebrates - so are less inclined to visit gardens. If the prevailing winds blow from the east or NE for any length of time we shall certainly see an influx of Chaffinches and other finches and thrushes.


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