Posts in 'celebrating nature'

a celebration of seal pups

A Celebration Of Seal Pup Season

Spotting A Seal Pup – A Treat Like Christmas We’ve blogged about seals before but it seems there is always a bit more to say and seal pupping season comes round each year just like Christmas with snowy white seal pup and shingle swells.  Earlier this year too we had the treat of Wally the […]

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Wasp hornet and honey bees

Wonderful Wasps

Don’t let wasps ruin the end of your summer Summery weather makes us want to be outdoors but, as the season progresses some of us are pestered or terrorised by little black and yellow beings who seem intent on spoiling our fun. It is all a misunderstanding though, wasps are our allies and they are […]

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Male Stickleback

The Amazing Stickleback

It may be a tiddler, but the stickleback is Britain and Europe’s smallest and most widespread inland fish. They can live in cold, warm, fresh and salt water. Sticklebacks are real survivors and lie, or swim, at the very source of studies into animal behaviour and sentience. 10 Stickleback facts  The three spined stickleback is […]

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The wild corner blog

The Wild Corner

THE WILD CORNER  It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other […]

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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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