Shropshire Wildlife Trust Blog

Paul Hobson

House sparrow

House Sparrows

House sparrows have lived alongside humans for thousands of years. Our Engagement Officer Dr Cath, explains more about them.

Four spotted chaser

Garden ponds for insects

Making a pond in your garden is a marvellous way to attract wildlife, but have you ever thought how vital it might be for insects? Dr Cath explains more ...

Cowslips

Spring wildlife gardening

As the days get longer and warmer we’ll all be itching to get out into the garden and start sowing, planting and tidying for a glorious summer display. If you don’t already garden with wildlife in…

Pond skater

Natural succession in a new garden pond

When creating a new pond, you may be tempted to introduce species, but ponds will develop naturally and watching the process of colonisation will be fascinating, as Cath Price explains in this…

Llanymynech

Darwin & Shropshire’s Geology

Shropshire is blessed with a wealth of geology. It’s a popular destination for geology field trips, with students from all over the country coming to learn their trade and study here – but did you…

Pied wagtail

Wagtails

Pied wagtails are a familiar sight, trotting busily across car parks and playing fields, but how well do you know all three species of breeding wagtail that live in the UK?

Grey heron

Early breeders - Herons and Ravens

Despite the cold and wet weather, some birds will be beginning their breeding rituals. Herons and ravens are two of the species mating early. Find out more about them here: