Make Your Own: Butterfly Feeder

Make your own: butterfly feeder

by Emma Louise Oldham February 18, 2020

These vibrant butterfly feeders will liven up any green space. Transform recycled plastic and add a splash of colour to help feed butterflies. What you need: Flower template. You can download these from our 'Highest Heights' resource pack here. Card Sticky tape Colouring pens/pencils Stick or dr...

5 Playful Pangolin Facts

5 playful pangolin facts

by Emma Louise Oldham February 13, 2020

Pangolins are remarkable – from their behaviour to their adaptations – so we had to share these fantastic facts with you. 1) They eat over 20,000 ants a day but never get stung! Pangolins spend the bulk of their day foraging for ants. With no teeth, the insects are ground down by stones (which have...

Highest of Heights: Winners Announced

Highest of heights: winners announced

by Eco Kids Planet February 09, 2020

In our ‘The Highest Heights’ issue, we asked you to pick something really tall or giant and tell us all about it. What mighty entries we received! Congratulations to our five winners!  Aoife, age 10, London  Seren, age 6, Carlisle Benjamin, age 8, Burstwick Jayan, age 9, Gittisham "This wee...

Handy Guide to the UK’s Top 10 Garden Birds

Handy guide to the uk’s top 10 garden birds

by Eco Kids Planet January 25, 2020

We all like to see wildlife visiting our gardens. As for feathered ones, keep your eyes open for these top 10 most likely-to-be-spotted garden birds!   These friendly little garden birds are residents in the UK. They live in colonies and nest in holes or crevices within buildings, among ivy or o...

7 Baffling Bird Facts

7 baffling bird facts

by Eco Kids Planet January 15, 2020

Birds are just awesome. From flightless birds to giant-egg layers, they are full of impressive skills. Here are 7 facts we think will shock you.  1. There is only one toxic bird in the world The New Guinea rainforest is home to the world’s only toxic bird - the Hooded pitohui. The feathers of these...

Make your own: Jungle Terrarium

Make your own: jungle terrarium

by Emma Louise Oldham January 14, 2020

Making terrariums is great fun! They look tropically terrific and bring the wilderness indoors. They make growling good homes for big cat toys, or any other jungle animals you might have. What you need: Tall glass jar with a lid (we used aMason jar) Small stones/pebbles Soil/pottingcompost Mini t...

Wild Cat Diversity Card: Winners Announced

Wild cat diversity card: winners announced

by Eco Kids Planet January 14, 2020

There are at least 38 different species of wild cats around the world. We asked you to choose ONE and create a ‘diversity card’ for your fantastic feline. This has been one of our most popular competitions yet! You’ve all shown the world how interesting, dynamic and beautiful wild cats are. Congrat...

We’re printed on FSC paper!  But what does that mean?

We’re printed on fsc paper! but what does that mean?

by Eco Kids Planet January 12, 2020

Trees provide oxygen – without trees, we cannot breathe. This is why forests are often called the ‘lungs of the planet’. Forests are home to hundreds of thousands of different plants and animals. They are wonderful places to visit and you can do lots of things such as building dens, exploring and c...

5 New Year's Resolutions for Wildlife in 2020

5 new year's resolutions for wildlife in 2020

by Emma Louise Oldham December 27, 2019

Want to make 2020 your cleanest and greenest year yet? Excited to set some goals to help wildlife and help reduce your environmental impact? Here are 5 to start you off! Let's make 2020 a wilder, better place to be! 1. Ditch Single-use Plastics Bags, straws, bottles, coffee lids, milk tops - sing...

Seven Wonderful Ways to Help Winter Wildlife

Seven wonderful ways to help winter wildlife

by Emma Louise Oldham December 19, 2019

Liven up your garden with wild visitors! Here’s how to attract wildlife into your garden and help it survive through the winter. 1. Melt the ice in your pond When temperatures are freezing, a lot of water sources ice up. This makes it difficult for wildlife to have a drink. Toxic gases can also buil...

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