Archive of: Charlotte Owen

  • Are Weasels weasily?

    22 May 2022

    Are Weasels weasily?

    We thought we’d take a look at how a few animal characteristics are perceived or understood in our language use - then think about whether or not there’s truth in those reputations - such as - are Weasels weasily?!

     
  • Good weather for ducks

    16 May 2022

    Good weather for ducks

    Wet weather wildlife. Which creatures either love, hate or just about tolerate rain? asks Charlotte Owen

     
  • Please don't feed the ducks

    12 April 2022

    Please don't feed the ducks

    Sussex Wildlife Trust is urging people to please stop feeding the ducks at Woods Mill nature reserve because excess bread is polluting the lake and harming wildlife.

     
  • The Great British Snake Off

    29 March 2022

    The Great British Snake Off

    Snakes are often thought of as exotic creatures to be admired (or avoided) on holidays in hotter countries, but Britain is home to three native species of snake.

     
  • A guide to garden amphibians: frogs, toads and newts

    18 March 2022

    A guide to garden amphibians: frogs, toads and newts

    Here’s our guide to frogs, toads and newts.

     
  • All you need to know about Frog spawn

    14 March 2022

    All you need to know about Frog spawn

    Every year, WildCall gets lots of phone calls from people worried about the frog spawn and tadpoles in their ponds. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

     
  • Garden Birdwatching Guide

    09 February 2022

    Garden Birdwatching Guide

    We’re still in winter, but there are plenty of birds to be seen. This guide will help you identify some of the feathered friends you’re most likely to see - and hear - from home.

     
  • Soil

    24 November 2021

    Soil

    There’s a secret world beneath your feet - of soil. Charlotte Owen tells us more

     
  • Where are all the acorns?

    15 November 2021

    Where are all the acorns?

    Have you noticed that the Oak trees have been a bit bare this autumn? We’ve seen hardly any acorns but there were plenty last year. What’s going on? Charlotte Owen explains about mast years.

     
  • That old chestnut

    28 October 2021

    That old chestnut

    Charlotte Owen tells us about a tree introduced by the Romans - the sweet chestnut

     
  • Why do leaves change colour in autumn?

    20 October 2021

    Why do leaves change colour in autumn?

    What’s going on when leaves change colour in autumn?

     
  • Top 5 ways to help hedgehogs this autumn

    18 October 2021

    Top 5 ways to help hedgehogs this autumn

    With the nights beginning to draw in hedgehogs are now preparing for hibernation. Here are five ways you can help your local hedgehogs this autumn.