The Wiltshire Mammal Group is hosting a talk on Hedgehogs by the People’s Trust for Endangered Animals (PTES) on Wednesday the 30th October. There is much evidence that hedgehogs are declining severely in Britain. Worryingly, they seem to be doing just as badly in the wider countryside as they are in our towns and cities.
A new report published today highlights the environmental impact of dramatic population growth across Wiltshire and Swindon. It clearly links how our economy and quality of life depend upon the state of our environment, which in turn is influenced by our lifestyles and activities.
The WSBRC has been involved with the development of a new landscape-scale framework for conservation in Wiltshire and Swindon which is designed to help with identifying and prioritising opportunities for the landscape-scale conservation of priority habitats and their associated species.
The Asian Hornet, sometimes known as the Yellow-legged Hornet, is a large wasp which is poised to invade Britain. If it gains a foothold it will be bad for honey bees, native insects and pose a threat to human health. Active April-November; however August and September are the months when it is most likely to be seen.
A new atlas of Orthoptera and Allied insects in Britain and Ireland is currently being produced and needs your records for 2013 and 2014.