Our bees need you, but not as much as you need them

Our bees need you, but not as much as you need them

We depend on them not just to provide the everyday foods we take for granted like apples and pears – but also for the survival of many of the flowers that we see in our gardens and countryside and the many species that in turn rely on them. Thanks to

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Small Island, Big Challenge

Small Island, Big Challenge

How the Trust is working with the Isle of Wight’s farmers to help them manage their land for wildlife and remain profitable. The Isle of Wight is England’s largest offshore Island and one of the richest counties for wildlife in the south east of England. This is in no small

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Where Mammals Thrive

Where Mammals Thrive

1. COMMON DORMOUSE The common dormouse is an internationally rare mammal species, yet it can be found in 70% of the Island’s woods, as well as in scrub on heathland, reedbeds and bramble scrub. Populations of dormice occur at Eaglehead and Bloodstone Copses, Swanpond Copse and St Lawrence Undercliff –

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Arreton Down

Arreton Down

Arreton Down lies along the southern slope of the main chalk ridge that runs across the Isle of Wight from Culver Down in the East to West High Down and the Needles.It offers 48 acres of open access over fine chalk grassland, with a wealth of visible archaeology, woodland/scrub and old

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New Forest School Gets Off To A Flyer

New Forest School Gets Off To A Flyer

Working with children and inspiring them about wildlife is a big part of the work of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. A really interesting project is underway on the Isle of Wight as the Wildlife Trust works with Barton School to promote the Island’s first Forest School.

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Wildlife in your Garden – Creating Space for Small Creatures

Wildlife in your Garden – Creating Space for Small Creatures

OK, spring has arrived and you may feel the time is ripe for getting to grips with your garden. All around you, however, smaller occupants of the garden are trying frantically to find food, avoid being something else’s lunch or trying to reproduce. As well as being incredibly interesting in themselves,

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Ningwood Common

Ningwood Common

Ningwood Common Wildlife Reserve is the only place in the country where you will find a natural population of the rare Reddish Buff Moth. But for volunteers and staff, maintaining the Island’s equivalent of the giant panda is a full time challenge. Every wildlife reserve is important and Ningwood Common

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Learning Outside the Classroom

Learning Outside the Classroom

Kathy Grogan is not a big fan of “virtual” technology. “We all know that children standing in front of a TV screen waving a console about are not getting anything like a real experience of sport, such as playing tennis on a court, in the park or even the garden.

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