This place will be for you to learn about the wildlife around you through observations, fun facts and pictures sent into us. We are looking for pictures of: birds, bees, hedgehogs, ants, bugs, butterflies, spiders, caterpillars .... and anything else you can draw, paint, collage or photograph for us :) Send in your picutres to:
The Buff-Tailed Bumblebee has a brain the size of a poppy seed!
Buzz Buzzing Bees
Here's some awesome facts all about bees...
There are over 25,000 types of bees!
If you find a struggling bee, you can leave it some water mixed with white sugar: 50 / 50 % and this will give it the little boost it might just need to go about its day :)
Bees can tell eachother apart by smelling each other's footprints.... eugh!
Did you know?
Black kites can live to be 25-30 years old in the wild
What do they eat?
Black kites will eat anything from other birds and lizards to small animals and insects.
Check out my beady eye and hooked beak - wow!
Black kites lay between 2 and 3 eggs. The mum will sit on the eggs to incubate them for 30-32 days.
where can they be seen?
Black kites can be found in 4 continents:
Europe, Africa, Australia and Africa
Black kites bring food for their offspring by hunting for food and feeding them beak to beak. The chicks don't have feathers for 18-22 days and will start flapping their wings after 27-31 days.
Foxes are fantastic eaters - they are at the top of the food chain in British woodlands becuase they will eat anything from beetles to rabbits and birds.
Not only are foxes brilliant eaters but they are also great at adapting to new and challenging environments. Loss of habitat has lead to foxes coming into our towns, raiding dustbins for food and even crossing roads using zebra crossings.
Yummy yum yum!
How can you tell a fox has been somewhere?
Their poo looks like dog poo and you can find it on paths and tree stumps and it may even contain bones from their prey...
There are 17 species of hedgehogs in the world
Hedgehogs have between 5,000-7,000 spines
Did you know?
Hedgehogs can swim! But they can't easily get out of the water. They need a sloping bank or even a little hedgehog-sized ladder to help them. Could you make on for your pond?