Welcome to GB Wildlife

Our site is dedicated to the fabulous wildlife of the British Isles and we hope to provide lots of information for anyone wanting to learn more about wildlife in their local area and further afield.  We have written a month by month guide of some of the monthly wildlife highlights that you can enjoy and have also started a wildlife articles section to help you learn to see more wildlife and perhaps have a go at photographing it too.  We’re also in the process of writing reviews of products we’ve tried that we’ve found useful with a particular passion for getting kids into wildlife.  Our son (now a teenager) provided us with plenty of ‘feedback’ on what he liked and didn’t like over the years plus plenty of practise at trying to keep him at least somewhat warm and dry – check out the wildlife review section for more information.

We hope you’ll find some useful information on the site and we’ll endeavour to keep adding new content.  We do use Amazon links on many pages as that’s a way of us making a small commission when you click through to Amazon from our site and make a purchase.  This helps contribute towards the site running costs and your support in this is much appreciated.

N.B. much of our content was on an old site, we are planning on manually transferring this over but if you are interested in contributing please get in touch to discuss.  We are particularly keen on increasing our Wildlife Articles and adding a lot more ‘How-to’ style articles.

 

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Best Mid-Price Range Binoculars

Best Mid-Price Range Binoculars

If you are ready to move on from budget or pocket binoculars, or like me you have a small cheap pair that you can carry with you all the time but also like a nicer, more expensive pair for holidays and trips to nature reserves then you will probably be considering...

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Best Budget Binoculars

Best Budget Binoculars

Why Budget Binoculars are a Must! Budget binoculars are a great purchase not only as a ‘starter’ pair for those new to wildlife watching but also as a general, always–have–them–on–you pair. Budget binoculars tend to be smaller and lighter than more expensive ones that...

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Photographing Nuthatches

Photographing Nuthatches

Exotic looking birds, resembling a small woodpecker with a paint job making them an attractive species to photograph.

Wildlife Gardening in June

Wildlife Gardening in June

We are fortunate in having at least three owl species in the local area. Occasional barn owls are seen in the garden, but our enclosed woodland edge habitat…

Wildlife Gardening in May

Wildlife Gardening in May

Well our rats are few and far between, but if one were to substitute rabbits for rats then I can quite understand the problems experienced by the dear folks of Hamelin.

Wildlife Gardening in April

Wildlife Gardening in April

The longer days and bright sunshine of middle and late March has really stimulated our local ecosystems. The frog spawn has hatched, without disturbance…

Wildlife Gardening in March

Wildlife Gardening in March

It really is great to be alive at this time of the year. The days are lengthening, so there is the stimulus of light in the morning to help me drag myself out of bed.

Wildlife Gardening – Population Changes

Wildlife Gardening – Population Changes

In recent years egrets have, quite naturally, moved into the UK. Presumably their required niche became available due to climate change or change in their population.

Wildlife Gardening – Garden Varieties

Wildlife Gardening – Garden Varieties

It’s always puzzling why we have certain wildlife in the garden and not other species. If you and I compared the birds that visit our bird tables they could well be different.

Wildlife Gardening – Ecology

Wildlife Gardening – Ecology

The ecology of a wildlife garden – the sun’s generous supply of energy reaches the Earth as sunlight energy, which can be employed for many useful purposes…

Wildlife Gardening in November

Wildlife Gardening in November

Much of the terrestrial life in the wildlife garden is now on ‘pause’, with comparatively little showing itself. Over-wintering butterflies…

Wildlife Gardening in October

Wildlife Gardening in October

The days of mellow wistfulness are with us now. The misty mornings, the dew hanging like small diamonds on the grass and bushes, the spiky sweet chestnut fruits …

Wildlife Gardening in September

Wildlife Gardening in September

We have just returned from a short visit to Devon. Wildlife was not our main preoccupation but we did manage to visit and view three wild flower meadows.

Wildlife Gardening in July and August

Wildlife Gardening in July and August

Butterflies – As the soils have dried out, so the summer butterflies have hatched into the sunshine. High summer treasures are around in good numbers.

Wildlife Gardening in High Summer

Wildlife Gardening in High Summer

Summer can be a magnificent time in the wildlife garden, but this year atmospheric and soil water has been enhanced and this can change biological systems dramatically.

Wildlife Blogs – Vale Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Blogs – Vale Wildlife Rescue

Twenty-four years ago I was living in a perfectly ordinary semi-detached house in a pretty village near Evesham in Worcestershire. This is where and when Vale Wildlife was ‘born’…

Wildife Blogs – Wildlife on your Doorstep

Wildife Blogs – Wildlife on your Doorstep

Yes, I know the weather’s lousy but trust me. Turn off the TV, put on your raincoat and step outside your back door. It doesn’t matter where you live, I assure you wildlife really is on your doorstep.

Wildlife Blogs – The Birds and the Bees

Wildlife Blogs – The Birds and the Bees

Now although I started out as bird watcher, I couldn’t help but be fascinated by everything else too – mammals, plants, insects – I’d just love to be able to identify everything, wouldn’t you?

Eco-Living – Organic Goodness

Eco-Living – Organic Goodness

At The Green Parent magazine we are working on our annual organic special edition of the magazine and with all the research we are doing in the office I wanted to share some of the key reasons why to choose organic for the benefit of your health…

Eco-Living – How to have a Green Easter

Eco-Living – How to have a Green Easter

When choosing an Easter present look for the egg with the least packaging. Green and Blacks have committed to using completely recycled cardboard packaging on all their eggs this year. Even M&S are taking Easter waste seriously and have reduced…

Eco-Living – Green Guide to choosing toys

Eco-Living – Green Guide to choosing toys

Playthings often get overlooked when making ethical purchasing decisions. But toys can be just as carbon intensive to produce as food and there are often human rights issue behind manufacture. So what should you look for…