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Give hedgehogs a helping hand

Posted on October 12th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Hedgehogs are one our most charismatic species of mammal – who doesn’t love those cute bundles of spines and little black snout rustling through the undergrowth!

At this time of year, when the leaves are falling and the seasons are turning, hedgehogs start to see a nice warm, safe place to hibernate …

Autumn-hunter checklist

Posted on September 28th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it’s a sure sign that autumn is on it’s way and winter won’t be far behind.

The changing of the seasons mean lots of changes in nature. Animals get ready to hibernate, the leaves fall from the trees, birds migrate to warmer …

Roots & Shoots UK: summer 2017 Instagram highlights

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 by Aoife Glass

We’ve rounded up some highlights from our Roots & Shoots Instagram account to share with you. It’s been an amazing summer, with adventures with Dr Jane Goodall, some great projects, activities and talks from Roots & Shoots groups, and of course the amazing Roots & Shoots Annual Summit, which saw …

Dr Jane Goodall – Special interview: Roots & Shoots 2017

Posted on August 16th, 2017 by Chief Agent Marcheva

“I hate hearing that ‘We’ve borrowed the Earth from our children’; I hate it because it’s a lie. We’ve not ‘borrowed’, we have been stealing, and we’ve made so many mistakes and it’s not the young peoples’ job to put it right. We have to work with them to fix …

Some of our favourite Jane Goodall videos

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Dr Jane Goodall travels the world spreading her message of hope and empowerment, and encouraging others to change their lives to help people, animals and the environment…

…and along the way, she’s made many television, film, video and radio appearances. After all, she is one of the worlds leading conservationists and …

23 ways to go wild (and help the environment too!)

Posted on May 19th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

We love the great outdoors and we know that we’re not the only ones!

Being outside, in nature, surrounded by plants and animals, is well known for being good for the body and mind. Researchers have shown that spending time outside is good for mental health, reducing stress, increasing creativity and …

Saving our beautiful bluebells

Posted on May 13th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Image by Oast House Archive creative commons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyacinthoides_non-scripta#/media/File:Little_Chittenden_Wood_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1861070.jpg

Did you know that the UK has 50% of the world population of common bluebells?

Those beautiful flowers that carpet our woods and forests at this time of …

Spotting the animal signs of spring

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Spotting the animal signs of spring. Images via Wikimedia Creative Commons.

The days are getting longer, the mornings and evenings are lighter, the temperature is warming up. Everywhere, life is beginning …

Give your time to help wildlife

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Keen to help keep things wild in your local environment, or help ensure that wildlife has a safe home in the UK? Then why not get involved in some of the organisations around the country that look after our national parks and wild paces by volunteering your time?

Wildlife volunteering

Some of …

Reasons for hope

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

The start of a new year is always a hopeful time. It represents a fresh start, the chance to wipe the slate clean and begin again, to make those changes you always think about doing. It’s a …

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