While, what feels like the longest summer ever continues, how about upping your nature identification skills to impress your friends and kids? Or even to enjoy with your friends and kids?...

Flower meadow

You may have noticed these small patches of wild beauty popping up on some of our city’s parks, it’s part of the a City Council initiative to help out our dear...

Female broad body chaser

Dragonfly week runs from 18th-26th July, lots of info can be found at https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/event/dragonfly-week-2020/ How about locally, can you expect to find many species on our reserves? First off head to...

Small magpie moth

The City Council has a moth trap which is free to borrow. To give you an idea of what to expect local dad Ben recounted his experience with it recently: ”...

Swift flying

Do Swifts trump Solitary Bees?? As well as Solitary Bee week it’s also National Swift Awareness week. I think we have enough love to go around for both groups, no real...

Solitary bee

This week we are taking a moment to think about those other bees, not the bigger furry ones, not the honey producing ones, the other ones….collectively known as Solitary bees. In...

Common Darter dragonfly

It’s here!! National Insect week: 22nd -28th June 2020!!! It only comes around every two years so you don’t want to miss all the great interactive activities available. Check out this...

Hoverfly lagoon

A great way to boost biodiversity in your outside space is to create as many different habitats as possible. You may have flowers, maybe a pond, a lovely compost heap, even...

Paradise Nature Reserve River Path

Since lock down there definitely seems to be more people out on their bikes which can only be a positive. To tie in with World Environment Day http://www.worldenvironmentday.global this Friday it could...

buttercup flowers

While it’s still lock down how about teaching yourself a vital piece of british botany?? Did you know there is more than one species of Buttercup? If you didn’t, read on...