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Author: Aoife Glass

Hunting for Butterflies

The sight of beautiful butterflies and moths fluttering around in the summer sunshine or on moonlit nights is one of our favourite sights. But sadly, like many other plants, animals and insects on Planet Earth, some species of butterfly and moth are endangered. What’s the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Butterflies and moths […]

Lets make some rainbows

When times are sad and difficult, it can be hard to have hope. But hope is a powerful, wonderful thing and it can get us through. Dr Jane Goodall talks a lot about hope. It what drives her on, encouraging, inspiring and empowering one of her main reasons for hope – young people. We are […]

Beautiful birdsong and the dawn chorus

It’s impossible not to have noticed how loud and beautiful bird song is at the moment. It’s a sound often compared to a natural symphony, where the instruments are the birds themselves, each singing a completely unique and individual tune that blends into a sound that soothes the soul. What is the dawn chorus? Dawn […]

Useful and fun ways to up-cycle in your home

We throw away or send for recycling hundreds of tonnes of rubbish every week. The more we recycle, the less ends up in landfill, polluting the landscape and environment. But even better than recycling is to reuse or up-cycle as much as you can in the first place! Up-cycling can be fun, it can be […]

A message to our members in this difficult time

Dear Members, I’m reaching out to you at this extremely difficult and uncertain time in all our lives, not just on a national level, but global too. I understand you must be feeling worried and fearful of how things will turn out but I want you to know that R&S is here to support you […]

6 ways to help wildlife in spring

Spring is a wonderful, magical time of year. Green shoots suddenly spring from bare earth. Buds appear on barren trees. The quiet air is quickly filled with the trilling of birds, and it all appears to come from nowhere.  In truth, nature was just hiding out of sight, waiting for the cold winter months to […]

Great garden birdwatch

Every year, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) organises the Great Garden Birdwatch. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know the birds that visit your garden, park, balcony or school grounds, and you’ll be helping scientists find out more about birds in the UK too. UPDATE! The results from the 2019 […]

Featured activity: Where does your food come from?

This activity is one of our Iceworld Activities, and is about looking at the food we eat and where it comes from – AKA food miles.    The further food travels to get from where it’s grown to our dinner plate, the more energy had gone into moving it – which means more CO2 pumped into […]

Eco-friendly New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the start of a new year, and there’s no time like now to make a few changes in your life that will help animals, people and the planet. The key to making resolutions you can keep is to pick a few and make them achievable. Small, incremental goals are more likely to stick, and […]

Low-waste eco-friendly gifts

Whether you’re looking for gifts for Christmas, eco-friendly birthday presents or just something for the environmentally-minded people in your life, have a look at our list of suggestions.  While getting presents is nice, it’s also true that we consume a lot and there’s so much that we get that we don’t really need or use. […]