Shropshire Wildlife Trust Blog

Paul Hobson


Darwin & Shropshire’s Geology

Shropshire is blessed with a wealth of geology. It’s a popular destination for geology field trips, with students from all over the country coming to learn their trade and study here – but did you…

Pied wagtail


Pied wagtails are a familiar sight, trotting busily across car parks and playing fields, but how well do you know all three species of breeding wagtail that live in the UK?

Grey heron

Early breeders - Herons and Ravens

Despite the cold and wet weather, some birds will be beginning their breeding rituals. Herons and ravens are two of the species mating early. Find out more about them here:

Bird feeder starling

Make your own fat block for the birds

Clearing out your fridge after Christmas? Some leftovers can be used to feed the birds, but be careful what you put out. Whilst there might be some real treats in there, some foods are unsuitable…

Bird feeder Robin

Mid winter wildlife gardening

The shortest days are upon us, and spring may seem a long way off, but there are still jobs we can be getting on with in the wildlife garden. Most important, though, is protecting what’s already…


Talking about Rudolph

Reindeer are the most wintery of species, splendidly adapted to life in the coldest of climates but have you ever wondered about the natural history behind that smug-looking red-nosed creature on…

Tree for birds

Make a Christmas tree for birds

Staff member Cath has a Christmas tree with a difference this year - all the decorations can be eaten by birds! It looks wonderful and will also help support garden wildlife through this difficult…

Christmas presents

Have an eco-Christmas!

Reduce your carbon footprint this season without skimping on Christmas magic. Here are a few tips to help you have a more sustainable, greener Christmas, to help our environment.