Latest News Roundup – updated Jan 2021

Why not grab a cuppa and catch up with some of the latest news from other organisations: Winter Action is the latest update from the Hedgehog Petition. New Petition to Stop the UK from allowing EU banned bee-killing pesticide to be reintroduced has been launched. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust have released a video on winter-flowering … Continue reading Latest News Roundup – updated Jan 2021

Winter gardening for hedgehogs

Over winter, most hedgehogs will be hiberntating but they may rouse from time to time during mild weather to forage for food or change nests. Any disturbance could be extremely harmful. By March hedgehogs will begin to emerge from hibernation in spring, having potentially lost a third of their body weight. That will be the … Continue reading Winter gardening for hedgehogs

Have your say regarding infrastructure improvement proposals for Hoo

Medway Council have received confirmation from Government that their Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) application had been successful and that £170m has been earmarked for new infrastructure improvements and environmental enhancements to support future sustainable housing development. These proposals relate solely to road, rail infrastructure and environmental management in an around the penninsula. The improvements will … Continue reading Have your say regarding infrastructure improvement proposals for Hoo

Get a Free Big Garden Birdwatch Guide

The RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch takes place again this year from 29 - 31 January. Everyone can take part for free, from first time birdwatchers to seasoned professionals, so why not join the world’s largest wildlife survey, all from the comfort of your own home. Spend an hour counting the birds you see in … Continue reading Get a Free Big Garden Birdwatch Guide

Bee-killing pesticide U-turn by Government: Petition

Despite an EU-wide ban two years ago and an explicit government pledge to keep the restrictions, the UK government has now announced that a neonicotinoid insecticide is authorised for use in England. Read more here. Please consider singing the petition to stop the Government allowing this bee-killing pesticide to be reintroduced. Sign the petition

BBC R4 Appeal – Protect our Wildlife from Litter

It’s been a difficult year for everyone and our environment has suffered too, from a rising tide of litter and fly-tipping. But right now, tackling issues like the ever-increasing tide of plastic in our oceans, the endlessly growing mountains of waste and the climate emergency can all seem too great a challenge for us as … Continue reading BBC R4 Appeal – Protect our Wildlife from Litter

Hedgehog Highways petition nearing 1 million signatures!

A petition on change.org calling on the Housing and Planning Minister to make the integration of hedgehog highways compulsory in all new build housing developments is heading for a million signatures. It is estimated that the UK’s hedgehog population has declined from more than 30 million in the 1950s to just one million today. It … Continue reading Hedgehog Highways petition nearing 1 million signatures!