Tag Archives : wildlife


Plymouth’s charming bridge opened

Plymouth’s newest and most charming bridge was opened at an event on Tuesday ( 19 July ) designed to encourage local people to go wild. The opening event included activities for families with the Marine Biological Association’s Beach Rangers, foraging for wild food walks and wild refreshments. Young people in Barne Barton led the bridge […]


Active Neighbourhoods officially launched

People living in Plymouth will be embracing healthier lifestyles and enjoying nature on their doorstep thanks to a new, three year project that will make five local green spaces better for people and wildlife. The Active Neighbourhoods project was officially launched at the Woods, Waves and Wild Places conference, organised by Plymouth City Council. Present […]


Funding windfall to get people more active

  People living in five areas of Plymouth will be embracing healthier lifestyles and enjoying the great outdoors on their doorstep, thanks to a new project. Active Neighbourhoods has today been awarded £419,000 from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund to get cracking on a programme of health and community-related activities in and around woods […]


If you go down to the woods today – take an explorer’s pack

Families will be able to download fabulous facts for foraging and exploring woodlands where they live as part of a fantastic initiative. The ‘Woodland explorer’ pack has just been launched and features facts on how to explore woodlands using fun wildlife investigations and craft activities. It includes guides to identifying flora and fauna in our woods as […]


Focus on Nature for Museum and Art Gallery photography competition

Could you capture a winning wildlife photo? If so, your work could be displayed alongside some of the best in the country at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. The ‘Focus on Nature’ competition is inspired by the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which is coming to Plymouth at the end of March […]


Wild About Plymouth starts the summer with a Big Bug Hunt

Wild About Plymouth, the city’s family-friendly natural history partnership, is running a Giant Big Bug Hunt at Ford Park Cemetery on Saturday 19 July. The cemetery, which is steeped in history, is also a 34.5-acre urban wildlife refuge and home to a wide variety of plant, bird and insect life. Wild About Plymouth will help […]


Be a spider hunter at Wild About Plymouth’s insect event

Family-friendly natural history group Wild About Plymouth will be celebrating National Insect Week with a special event at Devonport Park on Saturday 21 June. ‘Eight Legged Creatures’ will be a chance for bug hunters to see how many different types of spider they can spot in one of the city’s biggest parks. Armed with only […]