Posts in 'celebrating nature'

Giant squid in progress

The Kraken Awakes

Wide eyed squids and Squid kids – In search of the Kraken Cephalopods (octopuses, cuttlefish, squid and nautiluses) are our most popular images at Lifeforms. In response to the popularity we decided to take it a little further.  I can claim no great expertise on the subject but a lifelong fascination does help prevent me from […]

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Art to save the planet

Art to Save the Planet

Adorning our homes with nature Art to save the planet is a bit of a big ask. But never has our environment faced greater threats than it does today. We all need to take responsibility and play our part. Our approach here at Lifeforms is both hands on Conservation and raising awareness of our fellow […]

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Frogs and Toads

Celebrating Frog Day! Frogs and toads (anurans) are widely considered to be the world’s most threatened and rapidly declining group of animals. The statistics are horrifying; the cause is us.  Save the Frogs Anyone wondering what we can do or if anyone is doing anything should consider this carefully. Whilst conservationists are fighting hard to […]

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chough the rarer corvid

Recognising corvids

How to tell a crow from a jackdaw! The corvids have much to crow about when it comes to intelligence having outsmarted primates in some tests. There are 8 species (sort-of) resident in the UK. Raven Carrion Crow Hooded Crow Rook Chough Jackdaw Magpie Jay Although some, like the magpie are much easier to distinguish […]

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scarlet malachite beetle

A Valentines Day Special

A Valentines Day look at how romance is alive and well in the animal Kingdom. Cephalopod Courtship and Amorous Arachnids Not only is it fun to say, but cephalopod courtship is fascinating and bears similarities to the activities of amorous arachnids. Both normally employ modified appendages, we can even call them arms, to perform the […]

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Four British Finches

Charles Darwin Day

Happy Birthday Mr Darwin Today – 12th February is Darwin Day. This marks the birthday of and celebrates the discoveries of Naturalist Charles Darwin, born in 1809. Charles Darwin We love Charles Darwin here at Lifeforms. Like us he was interested in all life and was not a specialist in any field. He sailed on […]

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Garden Birds

Taking a look at garden birds

Nature on your doorstep As everything is a little topsy turvy right now and we’re all confined to our homes once again. We thought it would be fun to take a look at the nature on our doorstep. Where better to start than garden birds? We can all look out of our window and spy […]

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Talking turkey

Talking Turkey

All you ever need to know about Turkeys and much more! A Tale of Two Turkeys  It just so happens that I find myself working on two separate blogs about two separate birds with little, and yet also, somehow a lot, in common. Both found themselves on the stage that is human history but one […]

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Long eared bat

Flying Mammals – ho ho ho

Bats Arrr, (I utter the sound affectionately) bats. Bats, bats, bats.  I don’t pretend to understand bats and have no ambition to fathom out their World, their Umwelt.  But (or perhaps ‘bat’ in the Queen’s English), I have loved and been fascinated by bats for almost as long as I can remember. I say almost […]

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