Shropshire Wildlife Trust Blog

Paul Hobson

Blue tit drinking

High summer in the wildlife garden

We all enjoy a spell of hot weather – out in the garden with a cool drink, barbeques with friends and long evenings as the day cools down, enjoying the scent of the honeysuckle. Hot weather can be…


Bluebells in Spring

There is nothing quite so magical as stepping into a wood in early May, and finding yourself in a sea of bluebells. Dr Cath explains more about their history, how to spot non-native bluebells and…

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 ...


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…


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…