Blog - Animals
Our Woodlands are home to some truly magical mini beasts! In this film, we explore some of the most charismatic woodland insects that can be found in early spring, including Bumblebee's, the Bee Fly and even the amazing Minotaur Beetle! A film for woodlandsTV by Tom Hartwell
In this film Tom Hartwell shows us the majestic aerial display of courting Red Kites, occurring every spring! Be sure to cast your eyes to the skies at this time of year to catch a glimpse of this incredible behaviour! A film for woodlandsTV by Tom Hartwell
The Beavers of Bamff
Louise Ramsay shares with us a brief history of how the beavers came to Bamff and why they wanted beavers there in the first place. We also learn some of the dangers to beaver families and what we can do to help monitor and prevent their persecution. A film for WoodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo.
Beavers and Biodiversity
Did you know that beavers have a ripple effect on the biodiversity of their habitat? The way they change and manage the landscape creates a haven for wildlife and the ecosystem as a whole, including small mammals, birds of prey, plants, trees and lichens, invertebrates and water-dwellers. Thanks again to Louise Ramsay and the Bamff Estate in Perthshire. A film for WoodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo.
Beavers and Trees
We return to the Bamff Estate to see some sculptural examples of how the beavers have affected trees on the Estate, and what to do if you don't want your trees to be nibbled by beavers. A film for WoodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo.
Beavers and Water
Louise Ramsay, Co-owner of the Bamff Estate in Perthshire, explains how the marvellous beaver can help us fight the effects of climate change by mitigating both flood and drought, and actually purify the water that flows through their dams. A film for WoodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo.
The Pine Marten
Here woodlandsTV are in the New Forest with Martin Noble to learn about the mysterious woodland creature, the Pine Marten. They like mature woodlands with lots of large trees to climb and build their dens in. Towards the end of the 1800's they were almost extinct but numbers are finally growing, some woodland owners are even building nest boxes up them to encourage their presence and support population growth. A film for woodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo
Here Jenny Clark MBE, founder of the Sussex Bat Hospital and dedicated bat conservationist and wildlife educator, shares her expertise and passion for her work in caring for grounded and injured bats. Jenny introduces us to some of her rescued bats - Noctule, Whiskered, Common Pipistrelle and Brown Long-Eared - and explains how she must first carry out an all-round health check on each one, including looking for and treating any injuries. When each bat is fit and well and has reached ideal weight, it must then pass the `flying test` - assessed for skills, stamina and attitude - before it can be successfully released back into the wild. This will be impossible for some bats - but they then become part of Jenny`s team of educators - giving members of the public the opportunity to encounter bats and to learn more about the importance of bat conservation. Jenny`s expert, gentle care for the bats is clear, as is her wealth of knowledge as she speaks about what we can all do to help protect and preserve our native bat species. http://www.bats.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv