Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Is the current UK deer population too high?

Is the current UK population of deer too high?

The UK deer population over the centuries has constantly been in a state of rise and decline, with numbers changing rather drastically across a number of decades. Roe deer, for instance, were all but extinct in Great Britain in the 18th century, largely due to hunting, though reintroduction has bolstered its numbers significantly, with an Continue Reading →

Making your garden wildlife-friendly

Bees attracted to the plants in the garden

With urban expansion continuing to destroy much of the UK’s valuable wildlife habitats, the great British public need to ensure that our wildlife is here to stay. Whether you have a small garden or a plot of land, there are several simple ways to keep your green spaces wildlife-friendly.

Ten reasons why having a dog makes your life better

Treat your dog to our dog collars, dog leads and dog beds from Fur Feather & Fin

Whether as working animals or as companions, dogs have been by our side for thousands of years. They haven’t earned the title of man’s best friend for nothing though – an incredibly loyal species, the humble dog has been shown to improve our lives in a number of ways. Here’s just ten ways dogs can Continue Reading →

Are you up to The Field’s Macnab Challenge?

Take on The Field’s Macnab Challenge – salmon fishing using our Dalby netted fishing bag

It’s time for the ultimate sporting challenge: The Field have once again announced that their Macnab Challenge will be open this year, in the window between August 12 and November 10 2016.

How the Woodland Trust are working to save ancient trees

Woodland Trust working to save ancient trees

For hundreds of years, ancient trees have been a mainstay of the British countryside. They have endured all kinds of weather and seen a whole host of changes in the UK landscape, from towns and cities being built to wildlife coming and going.

Church of England to help bring superfast broadband to rural areas

Church of England to provide broadband for rural areas in its church spires

Following the news that the government would no longer be automatically rolling out superfast broadband to rural homes and businesses, a new development has happened which may help to resolve the problem for rural communities.

Government announce they will not be rolling out broadband to rural homes and businesses automatically

Laptop in a field trying to connect to superfast broadband

After last year’s announcement of the Universal Service Obligation, where the government had promised to bring the UK super-fast broadband at reasonable prices and speeds, the government have done a U-turn of sorts. They have now confirmed that they will not by automatically rolling out broadband out to rural homes and businesses that do not Continue Reading →

Wildflowers you’ll find in woodlands this spring and summer

Foxglove wildflowers blooming in UK woodlands this summer

Wildflowers are an important part of a woodland’s ecosystem, as well as adding colour and natural beauty to the surroundings. Due to the low light levels the woodland floor sees when the trees bear leaves, several wildflowers come into bloom earlier in the year, when the leaves have not yet fully grown back on the Continue Reading →

Essential factors to consider if you’re thinking of rearing your own gamebirds

Pheasant gamebirds to be reared before being sold to shoots

Game shooting is a thriving activity in the UK, with more and more places making the decision to rear their own gamebirds as a result of the growing economy. Shoots heavily rely on hand-reared birds, with 83% using them to help supplement their wild stocks. Today, over 200 game farms make up the Game Farmers’ Continue Reading →

Calls for volunteers to help save dwindling water vole population

Call to help save water voles in wildlife conservation programme

Once a common sight along British riverbanks and waterways, water voles have suffered from one of the worst declines of any wild mammal in the UK over the past century, with the population now at a worrying level. In an endeavour to help save the species from extinction, the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) Continue Reading →