The Hedgehog , an iconic British mammal universally loved and cherished and yet in steep decline . The main reason for loss unfortunately is mankind and our thoughtless drive , destroying the hedgehogs habitat. The following text is from the British Hedgehog Preservation society’s web site and if your a hedgehog fan , its not […]EXTINCTION — Wildonline.blog
22 March 2020
“A woman with terminal cancer has said she is going to dedicate the rest of her life to looking after hedgehogs.
Sue Bonnington, 58, runs a “hedgehog hospital” from her home in Glen Parva, Leicestershire.”
Read the full article from BBC.com here – https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-51947299
Today is the first part of a two-part contribution by regular Joe Dickinson. Joe’s notes and IDs are indented. Here is the first of two sets of photos from a trip down the coast to Cambria and Morro Bay. That means, of course, elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), sea otters (Enhydra lutris) and California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus […]
The Hibernation Arms , our latest addition to Hog Town has been open for a few days now , so here is a short video showing the first customers………
Winter is a quiet season, but there are still plenty of wild animals to observe at the Arboretum.
December is the month before the start of the fox mating season. Red Dog is busily defending his Wilden Marsh territory as I write. Strange barks and loud, frantic, piercing screams are unlikely to indicate a savage assault on a much-loved pet. The pathetic yelping in the North Riverside Pasture yesterday certainly got attention, but…
You’ve heard of the Grinch who stole Christmas, but did you know critters could be thieves too? Below are the tales of these criminal creatures. Woodrats A shiny coin, a feather, a spoon, bottle caps, pieces of wire and glass, tools, and even plastic shotgun shell cases are up for grabs for the “pack rat.”…
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species. (Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)
As explained in my previous post, the site I visited last week is in North East Finland, very close to the Russian border. It is one of the wildest, most untouched environments in Europe, and remains one of the last remaining European strongholds of Brown Bear, Wolverine and Wolves. This area was registered as an […]