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Bumbling on Towards Saving a Beetle

Bumbling on towards saving the Scarlet Malachite Beetle  Or… How can a T-shirt with a bee picture on it help save a rare beetle?  Our Bumblebee T-shirt depicts possibly our most iconic pollinator and one of the World’s best loved insects. As such it is an ambassador for many lesser known and often un-loved pollinators. Our […]

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day Today 5th June 2020 is World Environment Day. The world seems quite an unsettled place at the moment. Environmental issues seem to have taken a back seat. As a family, we made the decision many years ago to avoid flying. Taking a plane to a destination just to fulfil a desire to […]

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Colour An Octopus

Colour an Octopus Would you like to colour an octopus? As you know we’re a little cephalopod mad here and we thought we’d share the love with a free colouring sheet and a bit of a competition. Click on the link below to download a free colouring sheet of curly our curled octopus logo. Go […]

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World Bee Day

World Bee Day Today, 20th May 2020, is world Bee Day, so it feels like a good day to talk about bees and other pollinators. Flowers and Fruit Most of us like flowers in some way or other and most of us like fruit in some form or other too. Most of the fruits and […]

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A Garden Safari

Garden Safari We know at the moment things are difficult for so many people. We’re in a situation none of us has ever experienced before, and let’s face it, it all feels weird! Because of the lockdown we’re missing the beach, but that’s seems like such a minuscule sacrifice compared to what so many others […]

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The Glutinous Snail Updates

Glutinous Snail Updates How it all began Like school boys with marbles my old friend Pat Wisniewski and I would discuss, with excitement the possibility of establishing a conservation breeding project for the extremely rare glutinous snail; Europe’s rarest freshwater snail. Considered extinct in Germany, Austria and Poland as well as in England; restricted, in […]

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Don't let the seahorse go the way of the dodo

Don’t let the Seahorse go the way of the Dodo

Introduction To Neil Garrick Maidment It is an honour to introduce our latest guest blogger, Neil Garrick-Maidment – Executive Director of the Seahorse Trust. I have worked occasionally with Neil since the mid-2000s and knew of him long before then as a Dr. Dolittle of seahorses, although it was success with other species that led […]

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Organic Cotton and Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion With New York fashion week starting this week and London Fashion week coming up, sustainability in the fashion industry is a hot topic. There is also much, deserved, condemnation of fast fashion and the throw away culture that seems prevalent at the moment. We don’t really consider ourselves as a fashion brand. Our […]

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Encounters with Owls

Encounters with Owls January for me is quite exciting for old favourites. The cold frosty air really gets the tawny owls hooting at night and because the nights are long they can be heard by children before bedtime or not so early in the morning. The frost especially seems to get them going and cold […]

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Saving the Planet One Tiny Action at a Time

Tiny Actions. A Blog Post By Ben Hughes Introduction Hello, I’m Ben, you may know me from one of our Instagram pictures, (I’m the one with the big dark curly hair…) I’ve been wanting to write a blog for a while now. Many have been started but they are either incomplete or I’m not happy […]

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