Dive conservation projects in the UK

[This blog first appeared on greentraveller]

Diving with a seal off the coast of CornwallIf you’re mad about marine life, then volunteering on a dive project can be a rewarding way to spend your holiday.

Many volunteer projects are organised in far-flung (and warmer!) destinations like the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Australia, but if you’re keen to do your bit for conservation, you don’t necessarily have to fly half-way round the world to help out… Continue reading

Easter eggcitement: Heron chicks on RSPB’s Date With Nature, Regent’s Park

Grey herons in Regent's Park, LondonOur Date With Nature in Regent’s Park was pretty successful yesterday – no famous singers or authors this time unfortunately but the three heron chicks were the stars of the show.

There were adults in four or five of the nests but we only spotted chicks in one. I couldn’t get over how big they are, at just 3-4 weeks old. How mum, dad and the chicks will all fit in the nest for another… Continue reading