Resources aimed at young leaders. These resources posted are approved by or used by young enviro leaders and where possible comments are given to help people get the best from them.
We aim to keep links active and whilst we do our absolute best we can not be responsible for content on external sites.

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YouTube Channel: Spider Movies - hints and tips about wildlife film making

Supported by @AlexCollinsWaC this channel has lots of tips and hints if you want to become a wildlife filmmaker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhw7wXSa4YVPt8ssQHCUGQ
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Book: Diary of a Young Naturalist, Dara McAnulty

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this very special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and friendships alongside his life as a conservationist and environmental activist

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1908213795/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_X4266XNZT5ZP3NKT2HKY
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Film: Alex Collins films for helping to get out into nature

EnviroLeader Alex Collins has produced some fantastic films that provide inspiration for getting out into nature. Including: Get outside, Birds in Lockdown, We are the Minority, A new Hedgerow and Reducing Rubbish

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSg7NN4mdptrjuM-W6NRTQ
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Info: Badger baiting awareness campaign tools

EnviroLeader Alex Collins has supported the Naturewatch foundation in producing a pack of information aimed at secondary schools (13+). Alex's 15 minute documentary is a key part of the information about badgers and crimes against them

https://naturewatch.org/campaign/badger-baiting-in-the-uk/school-awareness-programme
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Web: RHS School Gardening resources

Green Fingered George says that for gardening you can’t get any better than the RHS Campaign for School Gardening – literally everything you need, whether it’s how to chit potatoes or recycled garden crafts, it’s all on there, including lots of competitions too

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home
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App: iNaturalist

The app helps identify plants and animals whilst you are out and about and you can also ask the community with nature that you can't quite identify! recommended by @izzyfry3. DOWNLOAD FROM YOUR APP STORE

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Book: Wilding by Isabella Tree

In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside. Recommended by @alexcollinsWaC and Chris Packham

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B07771D35D&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_7RY3MWXTVSWEEE5NPPPR
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Info: Hedgehog Friendly Town Resources

Kyra and Sophie, our young EnviroLeaders have compiled some excellent resources This is a wonderful series of resource packs, written and compiled by our hedgehog champions, Kyra and Sophie. Inside the packs you will find challenges, which will help you to learn about and care for hedgehogs in the wild. We think this is a terrific pack for those starting out on their journey as a ‘hedgehog hero’!

https://www.hedgehogfriendlytown.co.uk/information/
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Info: Helping wildlife at school

A series of resources for making changes at school including: Leave a wild patch in the lawn, Go chemical free, Compost waste, Bird feeders, A hedgehog home, A bee hotel, A pond and Trees

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-help-wildlife-school
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Info: Robert Fuller - wildlife expert

The website contains beautiful images of local wildlife and Webcams (including nest box cams) from his house in Yorkshire

http://www.robertefuller.com
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Make: RSPB - hedgehog home

Hedgehog homes - RSPB has a range of resources not just for birds but for species that form part of the broader ecosystem

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/giveahogahome/
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Info: Wildlife Trust - what if you find a hedgehog

What to do if you find a hedgehog - resource sheets and guidance

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/what-do-if-you-find-wild-animal/help-hedgehog
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Make: Wildlife trust hedgehog home

How to build a hedgehog home

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-build-hedgehog-home
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Info: Vale Wildlife

The website has a range of basic information for native UK wildlife such as deer and hedgehogs. They run hedgehog rescue courses allowing you to become a "rehabber" and follow up support for those activities.

http://www.valewildlife.org.uk
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Info: Activity Village

Activity village contains links to information about a lot of garden friends - this link is Information about hedgehogs for primary school ages

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/hedgehogs
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Book: Toni Bunnell - rescuing the disappearing hedgehog

Book ; Rescuing the Disappearing Hedgehog

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1782808906/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_PETJ740QMS1RT51M7ETW
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Book: Toni Bunnell - the disappearing hedgehog

Book; The Disappearing Hedgehog

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1782802363/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_GFZESC5V9FFMJ60JJD85
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Book: Toni Bunnell - day at a hedgehog rescue

Blog - a day to day account about what goes on at a hedgehog rescue.

http://hedgehogsonline.blogspot.com
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Info: Stillingfleet Hedgehog Rescue

Advice about hedgehog rescues, tips for your garden and links to hedgehog crafts and activities. There are also special gifts to purchase which go towards the running of the hedgehog rescue.

https://stillingfleethedgehogrescue.co.uk
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Org: Amazing Grace

The 'Save Me' charity's campaign to help the endangered hedgehog

http://www.gracethehedgehog.co.uk
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Make: Hedgehog home

How to make a hedgehog home

https://ptes.org/my-garden/
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Make: Hedgehog homes

How to make a hedgehog home

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/gardening
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Film: Hedgehog Street

Video clip to show how we can make our neighbourhood 'hedgehog friendly'.

https://www.hedgehogstreet.org
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YouTube Channel: Spider Movies - hints and tips about wildlife film making

Supported by @AlexCollinsWaC this channel has lots of tips and hints if you want to become a wildlife filmmaker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhw7wXSa4YVPt8ssQHCUGQ
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Book: Diary of a Young Naturalist, Dara McAnulty

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this very special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and friendships alongside his life as a conservationist and environmental activist

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1908213795/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_X4266XNZT5ZP3NKT2HKY
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Film: Alex Collins films for helping to get out into nature

EnviroLeader Alex Collins has produced some fantastic films that provide inspiration for getting out into nature. Including: Get outside, Birds in Lockdown, We are the Minority, A new Hedgerow and Reducing Rubbish

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSg7NN4mdptrjuM-W6NRTQ
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Web: RHS School Gardening resources

Green Fingered George says that for gardening you can’t get any better than the RHS Campaign for School Gardening – literally everything you need, whether it’s how to chit potatoes or recycled garden crafts, it’s all on there, including lots of competitions too

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home
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Web: Birdspot

identification guides for most of the UK's birds - recommended by @izzyfry3

https://www.birdspot.co.uk/
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App: iNaturalist

The app helps identify plants and animals whilst you are out and about and you can also ask the community with nature that you can't quite identify! recommended by @izzyfry3. DOWNLOAD FROM YOUR APP STORE

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App: British Birds

Bird identification and logging - focus on british birds and recommended by @IzzyFry3 DOWNLOAD FROM YOUR APP STORE

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App: Chirp O Matic - bird recognition

A great app available on most app stores that helps you to recognised bird songs. Recommended by Izzy Fry @IzzyFry3

http://www.chirpomatic.com/
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Book: Wilding by Isabella Tree

In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside. Recommended by @alexcollinsWaC and Chris Packham

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B07771D35D&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_7RY3MWXTVSWEEE5NPPPR
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Info: Birdsong identifier - xeno canto

The site allows you to search for birds and gives examples of their song. EnviroLeader Mya has found this website really useful for learning bird song.

https://www.xeno-canto.org/
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Org: British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

Anyone interested in Birds should start here - EnviroLeader Mya Bambrick says "The BTO's (British Trust for Ornithology) website has always been very helpful for me - plenty of fascinating articles, research, and blogs too"

https://www.bto.org/
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Info: Helping wildlife at school

A series of resources for making changes at school including: Leave a wild patch in the lawn, Go chemical free, Compost waste, Bird feeders, A hedgehog home, A bee hotel, A pond and Trees

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-help-wildlife-school
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Make: Tasty christmas wreaths for birds

basic instructions of How to make tasty christmas wreaths for birds

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-christmas-wreath-birds
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Info: Spruce Craft - bird feeder ideas

The Spruce is a general craft site but has some useful "upcycling" Bird feeder ideas. The ideas come with links to more details of how to build your feeder

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/diy-bird-feeder-ideas-4159491
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Make: Gardeners World - bird fat balls

As well as great gardening advice and inspiration for the real enthusiast there are also other resources for mini projects - this one is how to make bird fat balls

https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/diy/how-to-make-fat-cakes-for-birds/
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Make: RSPB - bird cake

RSPB website is packed full of useful resource - this is How to make bird cake

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/make-a-speedy-bird-cake/
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Make: Natural History Museum nest boxes

The natural history museum has many general wildlife resources and activities - this one is how to make a nest box

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-a-bird-nesting-box.html
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Info: RSPCA - feeding garden birds

RSPCA has many animal resources - this one is about feeding garden birds

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/wildlife/animals/feedinggardenbirds
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Info - The Woodland Trust bird feeders

Woodland trust site has a few ideas and thoughts for bird feeders although not detailed step by step design and build

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/01/how-to-make-a-bird-feeder/
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Make: RSPB - making bird feeders for young people

Making bird feeders with young people - this is the ideal start point if you want an afternoon of making as a young person or as a parent

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/make-a-recycled-bird-feeder/
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Org: The Self Isolating Bird Club

Wonderful site for anyone keen on nature, in particular if you want to get into bird watching. The members are supportive, there are live feeds from Chris Packham and Meghan Mcubbin and some great photo inspiration. Don't be afraid to share your photographs in return too!

https://www.youtube.com/SIBirdClub
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RSPB - how to help birds

A mass of information about how we can help our feathery friends

www.rspb.org.uk
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Make: Natural History Museum - bird food

How to make bird food

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-fat-balls-for-birds.html
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Make: Natural History Museum - bird feeder

How to make a bird feeder

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-a-bird-feeder.html
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Info: Robert Fuller - wildlife expert

The website contains beautiful images of local wildlife and Webcams (including nest box cams) from his house in Yorkshire

http://www.robertefuller.com
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YouTube Channel: Spider Movies - hints and tips about wildlife film making

Supported by @AlexCollinsWaC this channel has lots of tips and hints if you want to become a wildlife filmmaker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhw7wXSa4YVPt8ssQHCUGQ
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Book: Diary of a Young Naturalist, Dara McAnulty

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this very special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and friendships alongside his life as a conservationist and environmental activist

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1908213795/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_X4266XNZT5ZP3NKT2HKY
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Film: Alex Collins films for helping to get out into nature

EnviroLeader Alex Collins has produced some fantastic films that provide inspiration for getting out into nature. Including: Get outside, Birds in Lockdown, We are the Minority, A new Hedgerow and Reducing Rubbish

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSg7NN4mdptrjuM-W6NRTQ
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Beccas Butterflies - Butterfly identifier

Young Leader @BeccasButterfli has a series of butterfly books (see other listings) but has also published this handy image to help identify the most common UK butterflies

https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5f26bd24ac3de01fe7af35fd/6062f5c328f3acb0f875c5a9_butterflyident.png
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Web: RHS School Gardening resources

Green Fingered George says that for gardening you can’t get any better than the RHS Campaign for School Gardening – literally everything you need, whether it’s how to chit potatoes or recycled garden crafts, it’s all on there, including lots of competitions too

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home
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Web: Bumblebee Conservation Org

The #BeetheChange campaign has some fantastic resources. There are month by month flower planting guides, general tips for your garden and some make and do activities.

https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/beethechange/
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App: iNaturalist

The app helps identify plants and animals whilst you are out and about and you can also ask the community with nature that you can't quite identify! recommended by @izzyfry3. DOWNLOAD FROM YOUR APP STORE

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Book: Wilding by Isabella Tree

In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside. Recommended by @alexcollinsWaC and Chris Packham

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B07771D35D&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_7RY3MWXTVSWEEE5NPPPR
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Info: Hedgehog Friendly Town Resources

Kyra and Sophie, our young EnviroLeaders have compiled some excellent resources This is a wonderful series of resource packs, written and compiled by our hedgehog champions, Kyra and Sophie. Inside the packs you will find challenges, which will help you to learn about and care for hedgehogs in the wild. We think this is a terrific pack for those starting out on their journey as a ‘hedgehog hero’!

https://www.hedgehogfriendlytown.co.uk/information/
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Make: Insect Hotel and Ladybird Lodge

Practical advice; how to make an insect hotel

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-insect-hotel-ladybird-lodge.html
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Info: Helping wildlife at school

A series of resources for making changes at school including: Leave a wild patch in the lawn, Go chemical free, Compost waste, Bird feeders, A hedgehog home, A bee hotel, A pond and Trees

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-help-wildlife-school
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Make: a wildlife hedge

basic instructions of How to make a wildlife hedge

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-hedge-wildlife
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Info: How to attract butterflies to your garden

basic instructions of How to attract butterflies to your garden

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-attract-butterflies-your-garden
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Make: Grow a wildlife patch

basic instructions of How to grow a wildlife patch

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-grow-wild-patch
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Make: Build a wildlife pond

basic instructions of How to build a wildlife pond

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-build-pond
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Make: build a bee hotel

basic instructions of How to build a bee hotel

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-bee-hotel
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YouTube Channel: Spider Movies - hints and tips about wildlife film making

Supported by @AlexCollinsWaC this channel has lots of tips and hints if you want to become a wildlife filmmaker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhw7wXSa4YVPt8ssQHCUGQ
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Web: RHS School Gardening resources

Green Fingered George says that for gardening you can’t get any better than the RHS Campaign for School Gardening – literally everything you need, whether it’s how to chit potatoes or recycled garden crafts, it’s all on there, including lots of competitions too

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home
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App: iNaturalist

The app helps identify plants and animals whilst you are out and about and you can also ask the community with nature that you can't quite identify! recommended by @izzyfry3. DOWNLOAD FROM YOUR APP STORE

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Make: Build a wildlife pond

basic instructions of How to build a wildlife pond

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-build-pond
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YouTube Channel: Spider Movies - hints and tips about wildlife film making

Supported by @AlexCollinsWaC this channel has lots of tips and hints if you want to become a wildlife filmmaker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhw7wXSa4YVPt8ssQHCUGQ
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Book: Diary of a Young Naturalist, Dara McAnulty

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this very special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and friendships alongside his life as a conservationist and environmental activist

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1908213795/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_X4266XNZT5ZP3NKT2HKY
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Film: Alex Collins films for helping to get out into nature

EnviroLeader Alex Collins has produced some fantastic films that provide inspiration for getting out into nature. Including: Get outside, Birds in Lockdown, We are the Minority, A new Hedgerow and Reducing Rubbish

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSg7NN4mdptrjuM-W6NRTQ
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Web: RHS School Gardening resources

Green Fingered George says that for gardening you can’t get any better than the RHS Campaign for School Gardening – literally everything you need, whether it’s how to chit potatoes or recycled garden crafts, it’s all on there, including lots of competitions too

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home
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Web: Bumblebee Conservation Org

The #BeetheChange campaign has some fantastic resources. There are month by month flower planting guides, general tips for your garden and some make and do activities.

https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/beethechange/
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App: iNaturalist

The app helps identify plants and animals whilst you are out and about and you can also ask the community with nature that you can't quite identify! recommended by @izzyfry3. DOWNLOAD FROM YOUR APP STORE

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Book: Wilding by Isabella Tree

In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside. Recommended by @alexcollinsWaC and Chris Packham

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B07771D35D&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_7RY3MWXTVSWEEE5NPPPR
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Info: Helping wildlife at school

A series of resources for making changes at school including: Leave a wild patch in the lawn, Go chemical free, Compost waste, Bird feeders, A hedgehog home, A bee hotel, A pond and Trees

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-help-wildlife-school
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Make: Tasty christmas wreaths for birds

basic instructions of How to make tasty christmas wreaths for birds

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-christmas-wreath-birds
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Make: a wildlife hedge

basic instructions of How to make a wildlife hedge

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-hedge-wildlife
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Info: How to attract butterflies to your garden

basic instructions of How to attract butterflies to your garden

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-attract-butterflies-your-garden
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Make: Grow a wildlife patch

basic instructions of How to grow a wildlife patch

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-grow-wild-patch
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Make: Build a wildlife pond

basic instructions of How to build a wildlife pond

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-build-pond
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YouTube Channel: Spider Movies - hints and tips about wildlife film making

Supported by @AlexCollinsWaC this channel has lots of tips and hints if you want to become a wildlife filmmaker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhw7wXSa4YVPt8ssQHCUGQ
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Book: Diary of a Young Naturalist, Dara McAnulty

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this very special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and friendships alongside his life as a conservationist and environmental activist

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1908213795/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_X4266XNZT5ZP3NKT2HKY
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Film: Alex Collins films for helping to get out into nature

EnviroLeader Alex Collins has produced some fantastic films that provide inspiration for getting out into nature. Including: Get outside, Birds in Lockdown, We are the Minority, A new Hedgerow and Reducing Rubbish

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSg7NN4mdptrjuM-W6NRTQ
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Web: RHS School Gardening resources

Green Fingered George says that for gardening you can’t get any better than the RHS Campaign for School Gardening – literally everything you need, whether it’s how to chit potatoes or recycled garden crafts, it’s all on there, including lots of competitions too

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home
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Web: Bumblebee Conservation Org

The #BeetheChange campaign has some fantastic resources. There are month by month flower planting guides, general tips for your garden and some make and do activities.

https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/beethechange/
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App: iNaturalist

The app helps identify plants and animals whilst you are out and about and you can also ask the community with nature that you can't quite identify! recommended by @izzyfry3. DOWNLOAD FROM YOUR APP STORE

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Info: Hedgehog Friendly Town Resources

Kyra and Sophie, our young EnviroLeaders have compiled some excellent resources This is a wonderful series of resource packs, written and compiled by our hedgehog champions, Kyra and Sophie. Inside the packs you will find challenges, which will help you to learn about and care for hedgehogs in the wild. We think this is a terrific pack for those starting out on their journey as a ‘hedgehog hero’!

https://www.hedgehogfriendlytown.co.uk/information/
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Film: Why we should be careful with palm oil

cartoon showing the effects of Palm Oil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA10-oZi4Xc
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Info: Making your garden more wildlife friendly

how to make a wildlife pond, wildlife patch, build a bee hotel, build a hedgehog home, how to attract butterflies to your garden, plant a wildlife hedge.

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/gardening
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Make: Insect Hotel and Ladybird Lodge

Practical advice; how to make an insect hotel

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-insect-hotel-ladybird-lodge.html
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Info: Helping wildlife at school

A series of resources for making changes at school including: Leave a wild patch in the lawn, Go chemical free, Compost waste, Bird feeders, A hedgehog home, A bee hotel, A pond and Trees

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-help-wildlife-school
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Make: Tasty christmas wreaths for birds

basic instructions of How to make tasty christmas wreaths for birds

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-christmas-wreath-birds
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Make: a wildlife hedge

basic instructions of How to make a wildlife hedge

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-hedge-wildlife
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Info: How to attract butterflies to your garden

basic instructions of How to attract butterflies to your garden

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-attract-butterflies-your-garden
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Make: Grow a wildlife patch

basic instructions of How to grow a wildlife patch

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-grow-wild-patch
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Make: Build a wildlife pond

basic instructions of How to build a wildlife pond

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-build-pond
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Make: build a bee hotel

basic instructions of How to build a bee hotel

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-bee-hotel
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Info: Spruce Craft - bird feeder ideas

The Spruce is a general craft site but has some useful "upcycling" Bird feeder ideas. The ideas come with links to more details of how to build your feeder

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/diy-bird-feeder-ideas-4159491
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Make: Gardeners World - bird fat balls

As well as great gardening advice and inspiration for the real enthusiast there are also other resources for mini projects - this one is how to make bird fat balls

https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/diy/how-to-make-fat-cakes-for-birds/
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Make: RSPB - bird cake

RSPB website is packed full of useful resource - this is How to make bird cake

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/make-a-speedy-bird-cake/
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Make: Natural History Museum nest boxes

The natural history museum has many general wildlife resources and activities - this one is how to make a nest box

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-a-bird-nesting-box.html
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Info: RSPCA - feeding garden birds

RSPCA has many animal resources - this one is about feeding garden birds

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/wildlife/animals/feedinggardenbirds
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Info - The Woodland Trust bird feeders

Woodland trust site has a few ideas and thoughts for bird feeders although not detailed step by step design and build

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/01/how-to-make-a-bird-feeder/
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Make: RSPB - making bird feeders for young people

Making bird feeders with young people - this is the ideal start point if you want an afternoon of making as a young person or as a parent

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/make-a-recycled-bird-feeder/
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Org: The Self Isolating Bird Club

Wonderful site for anyone keen on nature, in particular if you want to get into bird watching. The members are supportive, there are live feeds from Chris Packham and Meghan Mcubbin and some great photo inspiration. Don't be afraid to share your photographs in return too!

https://www.youtube.com/SIBirdClub
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RSPB - how to help birds

A mass of information about how we can help our feathery friends

www.rspb.org.uk
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Make: Natural History Museum - bird food

How to make bird food

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-fat-balls-for-birds.html
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Make: Natural History Museum - bird feeder

How to make a bird feeder

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-a-bird-feeder.html
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Info: Robert Fuller - wildlife expert

The website contains beautiful images of local wildlife and Webcams (including nest box cams) from his house in Yorkshire

http://www.robertefuller.com
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Make: RSPB - hedgehog home

Hedgehog homes - RSPB has a range of resources not just for birds but for species that form part of the broader ecosystem

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/giveahogahome/
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Info: Wildlife Trust - what if you find a hedgehog

What to do if you find a hedgehog - resource sheets and guidance

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/what-do-if-you-find-wild-animal/help-hedgehog
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Make: Wildlife trust hedgehog home

How to build a hedgehog home

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-build-hedgehog-home
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Info: Vale Wildlife

The website has a range of basic information for native UK wildlife such as deer and hedgehogs. They run hedgehog rescue courses allowing you to become a "rehabber" and follow up support for those activities.

http://www.valewildlife.org.uk
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Info: Activity Village

Activity village contains links to information about a lot of garden friends - this link is Information about hedgehogs for primary school ages

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/hedgehogs
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Book: Toni Bunnell - rescuing the disappearing hedgehog

Book ; Rescuing the Disappearing Hedgehog

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1782808906/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_PETJ740QMS1RT51M7ETW
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Book: Toni Bunnell - the disappearing hedgehog

Book; The Disappearing Hedgehog

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1782802363/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_GFZESC5V9FFMJ60JJD85
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Book: Toni Bunnell - day at a hedgehog rescue

Blog - a day to day account about what goes on at a hedgehog rescue.

http://hedgehogsonline.blogspot.com
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Info: Stillingfleet Hedgehog Rescue

Advice about hedgehog rescues, tips for your garden and links to hedgehog crafts and activities. There are also special gifts to purchase which go towards the running of the hedgehog rescue.

https://stillingfleethedgehogrescue.co.uk
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Org: Amazing Grace

The 'Save Me' charity's campaign to help the endangered hedgehog

http://www.gracethehedgehog.co.uk
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Make: Hedgehog home

How to make a hedgehog home

https://ptes.org/my-garden/
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Make: Hedgehog homes

How to make a hedgehog home

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/gardening
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Film: Hedgehog Street

Video clip to show how we can make our neighbourhood 'hedgehog friendly'.

https://www.hedgehogstreet.org
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YouTube Channel: Spider Movies - hints and tips about wildlife film making

Supported by @AlexCollinsWaC this channel has lots of tips and hints if you want to become a wildlife filmmaker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhw7wXSa4YVPt8ssQHCUGQ
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Book: Diary of a Young Naturalist, Dara McAnulty

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this very special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and friendships alongside his life as a conservationist and environmental activist

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1908213795/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_X4266XNZT5ZP3NKT2HKY
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Film: Alex Collins films for helping to get out into nature

EnviroLeader Alex Collins has produced some fantastic films that provide inspiration for getting out into nature. Including: Get outside, Birds in Lockdown, We are the Minority, A new Hedgerow and Reducing Rubbish

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSg7NN4mdptrjuM-W6NRTQ
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App: iNaturalist

The app helps identify plants and animals whilst you are out and about and you can also ask the community with nature that you can't quite identify! recommended by @izzyfry3. DOWNLOAD FROM YOUR APP STORE

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Book: Wilding by Isabella Tree

In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside. Recommended by @alexcollinsWaC and Chris Packham

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B07771D35D&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_7RY3MWXTVSWEEE5NPPPR
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Org: British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

Anyone interested in Birds should start here - EnviroLeader Mya Bambrick says "The BTO's (British Trust for Ornithology) website has always been very helpful for me - plenty of fascinating articles, research, and blogs too"

https://www.bto.org/
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Info: Litter Pick Resources

Practical advice on how to organise a litter pick!

https://www.forgerecycling.co.uk/blog/organise-a-litter-pick/
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Info: Helping wildlife at school

A series of resources for making changes at school including: Leave a wild patch in the lawn, Go chemical free, Compost waste, Bird feeders, A hedgehog home, A bee hotel, A pond and Trees

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-help-wildlife-school
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Make: a wildlife hedge

basic instructions of How to make a wildlife hedge

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-hedge-wildlife
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Make: Grow a wildlife patch

basic instructions of How to grow a wildlife patch

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-grow-wild-patch
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Info: Robert Fuller - wildlife expert

The website contains beautiful images of local wildlife and Webcams (including nest box cams) from his house in Yorkshire

http://www.robertefuller.com
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YouTube Channel: Spider Movies - hints and tips about wildlife film making

Supported by @AlexCollinsWaC this channel has lots of tips and hints if you want to become a wildlife filmmaker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhw7wXSa4YVPt8ssQHCUGQ
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Book: Diary of a Young Naturalist, Dara McAnulty

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this very special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and friendships alongside his life as a conservationist and environmental activist

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1908213795/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_X4266XNZT5ZP3NKT2HKY
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Info: Beach Clean Resources

Practical advise on how to organise a beach clean!

https://www.sas.org.uk/our-work/beach-cleans/organise-beach-clean/
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Info: Ocean Clean Up Project

Information from a group that is looking to help clean up the oceans - includes news, inventions and campaigns

https://theoceancleanup.com/
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YouTube Channel: Spider Movies - hints and tips about wildlife film making

Supported by @AlexCollinsWaC this channel has lots of tips and hints if you want to become a wildlife filmmaker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhw7wXSa4YVPt8ssQHCUGQ
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Info: Badger baiting awareness campaign tools

EnviroLeader Alex Collins has supported the Naturewatch foundation in producing a pack of information aimed at secondary schools (13+). Alex's 15 minute documentary is a key part of the information about badgers and crimes against them

https://naturewatch.org/campaign/badger-baiting-in-the-uk/school-awareness-programme
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web: UK Youth for Nature

This organisation has multiple resources aimed at engaging politicians and helping young people lobby for political change. @alexcollinsWaC has engaged with this organisation, featuring on a film they did for Rewilding day

https://youthfornature.uk/resources/
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Org: British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

Anyone interested in Birds should start here - EnviroLeader Mya Bambrick says "The BTO's (British Trust for Ornithology) website has always been very helpful for me - plenty of fascinating articles, research, and blogs too"

https://www.bto.org/
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Info: Litter Pick Resources

Practical advice on how to organise a litter pick!

https://www.forgerecycling.co.uk/blog/organise-a-litter-pick/
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Info: Beach Clean Resources

Practical advise on how to organise a beach clean!

https://www.sas.org.uk/our-work/beach-cleans/organise-beach-clean/
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Info: Palm oil - why and how to reduce consumption

Information about palm oil, and advice on how to cut it out of your daily life!

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-cut-out-palm-oil-not-trees
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Info: Ocean Clean Up Project

Information from a group that is looking to help clean up the oceans - includes news, inventions and campaigns

https://theoceancleanup.com/
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Org: Amazing Grace

The 'Save Me' charity's campaign to help the endangered hedgehog

http://www.gracethehedgehog.co.uk
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