Tagged with: Wildlife

36 posts about Wildlife on this blog

  1. Hidden Kingdoms: matching the music to the pictures

    Thursday 16 January 2014, 16:36

    Jake Jackson Jake Jackson

    For the new BBC One series Hidden Kingdoms, made by the BBC’s Natural History Unit in Bristol, the team turned to composer Ben Foster and BBC National Orchestra of Wales to provide the soundtrack for this innovative new series. Jake Jackson, recording and mix engineer, explains the process.

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  2. Welsh rabbit – the furry sort!

    Monday 17 June 2013, 15:09

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    These days rabbits are often kept as pets although rabbit meat is still considered a delicacy in many quarters. Yet they did not exist in Britain until after the Norman Conquest.

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  3. Never a dull moment: filming Rhys Jones's Wildlife Patrol

    Thursday 13 June 2013, 12:12

    Ian Durham Ian Durham

    You only get one shot at this – why filming with Dr Rhys Jones, the UK's wildest wildlife expert, is such a nerve-wracking ride.

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  4. Welsh Mountain Zoo celebrates its 50th birthday

    Friday 17 May 2013, 14:52

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Humboldt penguins, emperor tamarins and Bactrian camels may not be indigenous to north Wales, but if you know where to look you can find them all, and more, in a small pocket of a Welsh coastal town.

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  5. George Borrow and Wild Wales

    Thursday 18 October 2012, 09:06

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    George Borrow remains a man who, almost single handedly, gave Wales an identity in the minds of those across the border.

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  6. Where have all the birds gone?

    Monday 23 January 2012, 11:19

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    As the milder weather continues, our wildlife is becoming increasingly confused with the fact that we are still actually in winter.

    Yesterday I visited Merthyr Mawr with my 2 year old son and his friend for a spot of 'dune surfing' on a snow sledge - hard work dragging/ carrying him back up to the top...

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  7. Autumn wildlife on strike

    Monday 5 December 2011, 10:46

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    November was incredibly mild this year which has had a knock on effect on our wildlife in Wales.

    Lyndsey Maiden from the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) has been in touch with some examples of unseasonal behaviour and sightings.

    Whilst our summer visitors have left us and our winter...

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  8. Keeping watch for leatherbacks

    Wednesday 10 August 2011, 13:54

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) needs help in recording the movements of one of the lesser spotted visitors to UK shores and is urging everyone from coastal path walkers to sea users, to look out for leatherback turtles.

    Weighing up to a tonne and measuring...

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  9. Wildlife's Ten Most Wanted

    Wednesday 10 August 2011, 11:27

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    A gruesome list of the 10 worst wildlife invaders has been revealed by the Environment Agency this week - the natural world's version of the '10 Most Wanted'. They've concentrated on the species threatening Britain's waterways and top of the list is the so-called 'killer shrimp', which has been discovered...

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  10. Can a vaccine save the red squirrel?

    Thursday 20 January 2011, 11:58

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    As you're probably aware, red squirrels are an endangered species here in Wales and the rest of the UK with only a few pockets of resistance left in parts of Scotland, Wales and Southern England.

    Grey squirrels may be cute to look at (we have 100's of photos sent in to our Flickr group each month) but...

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  11. Saving energy

    Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:40

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The CCW are asking us all to lend a helping hand to our wildlife and in particular the birds, during this cold snap.

    Birds use up precious energy flying away from us when spooked, so please bare that in mind next time you want to get a closer look at something.

    As the ground freezes over, food becomes...

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  12. Roller coast ride

    Wednesday 24 November 2010, 16:54

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I was in Porthcawl this morning, down at the Pavilion and it felt quite pleasant in the sunshine with no wind.

    Temperatures here reached 8 Celsius this afternoon but are going to drop over the next few days with a mixture of sunshine, frost and wintry showers.

    There is a risk of some snow too and the...

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  13. Pembrokeshire wildlife event

    Monday 22 November 2010, 09:57

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Pembrokeshire wildlife will be showcased at a special event in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire next week at the Merlin Theatre, Pembrokeshire College on Wednesday 24 November at 7pm.

    The Wildlife Sightings event aims to bring wildlife on our doorsteps closer than ever through a series of talks, slideshows...

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  14. A bird (box) in the hand

    Friday 12 November 2010, 14:11

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Birds in schools across Newport will be offered new homes this winter but they won't get their heating bills paid for! ;)

    Children in 15 local primary schools are busy building nest boxes where wrens, robins and blue tits can huddle together for warmth during the cold winter months.

    Nest boxes play...

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  15. Spare a thought for the animals

    Friday 5 November 2010, 09:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    This bonfire night, the RSPB Cymru is asking everyone to spare a thought for our wildlife - and not just the family pooch!

    At night-time, birds will be roosting in trees and bushes and holding firework displays too close to their shelters could disturb them.

    A large firework display that's probably ruffled...

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  16. Natur Cymru launches £1,000 writing challenge

    Thursday 21 October 2010, 10:30

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Natur Cymru has launched this year's £1,000 writing challenge.

    The challenge is to write 1000 words on a subject of topical environmental or wildlife interest in Wales which inspires you. The winner will receive £500 donated by WWF Cymru, which is sponsoring the competition for the third year. A runner...

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  17. Is golf missing a birdie?

    Wednesday 15 September 2010, 13:17

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    With Ryder Cup fever approaching, I thought I'd look for a nature angle on this year's tournament and golf courses in particular.

    Traditionally, golf courses don't have a particularly good reputation for being wildlife friendly - mainly due to the amount of pesticides and water used to keep the greens...

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  18. New boating scheme to protect Cardigan bottlenoses

    Tuesday 10 August 2010, 11:33

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    As one of the very few UK locations with significant numbers of bottlenose dolphins, there's a new scheme coming for Cardigan Bay to ensure that healthy population continues.

    bottlenose_dolphin.jpg

    A recreational boating plan is being investigated to ensure the marine mammals are not disturbed by fast-moving seacraft. With...

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  19. Sex in the garden?

    Tuesday 3 August 2010, 13:46

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Aberglasney sure know how to attract attention. 'Sex in the garden!' they bellow, advertising their forthcoming event about plants' reproductive cycles like Carry On Up The Sporophyte.

    But all this has a fascinating, and little-known, point. The way that plants reproduce is a mystery to many, and the...

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  20. A damp start

    Wednesday 21 July 2010, 12:49

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Well, we've certainly had our fair share of the wet stuff over the last 24 hours, although I'm not sure we've had enough to fill all the rivers back up to the levels where they should be. Remember the November floods of 2009?

    The rain has certainly brought out the slugs though and my courgettes have taken...

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