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We Are A Many Bodied-Singing Thing

We Are A Many-Bodied Singing Thing is a new anthology of speculative poetry and fiction, inspired by endangered species and the people saving them. Download it for free and watch the virtual launch below! Anthology: WEB VERSION - We are a many-bodied singing thing Virtual Launch: watch it here. The things that give me the...

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Willow Tit Summit

  Willow Tit Summit The Back from the Brink Willow Tit project will be entering its fourth and final year in 2020-21. One of the most impressive elements of the project has been the collaboration between partners and interested parties across the region of Yorkshire and beyond county lines. The annual Willow Tit Summit is...

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The Willow Tit – Our Most Threatened Resident Bird

Back from the Brink special: discover the willow tit, our most threatened resident bird Willow Tits in the UK have nosedived a dramatic 94% loss in population since the 1970s and have disappeared completely from an estimated 50% of their previous breeding range. The most noticeable losses are in the southern parts of England, especially...

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Willow Tit – Trainee Conservationist!

Willow Tit -Trainee Conservationist! Even as a child I’ve always been interested in the outdoors and wildlife, this led me to complete a degree in Plant Sciences. The degree was very rewarding and resulted in me to deciding I wanted to have a more practical and involved career in conservation rather than research. As a...

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An Industrious Bird in a Post-Industrial Land

In the heart of a post-industrial landscape, a burnt-out car lies abandoned. A mixture of young deciduous trees cling to the side of a disused colliery railway embankment. Thick bramble, elder and hawthorn intertwine a mosaic of dense vegetation. This habitat doesn’t scream ‘rich wildlife haven’ but in the North of England, for one of...

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Zi-Zi Taah Taah Taah

It’s been a whirlwind three months since we wrapped up our Willow Tit survey of the Dearne Valley in April. We had 14 super keen volunteers brave the “Beast from the East” in order to seek out what is a difficult bird to spot in fine conditions, never mind thick snow! Ultimately, the weather seemed...

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National Nest Box Week!

It’s National Nest Box Week, commencing on Valentines Day – so to celebrate, we take a look at our wonderful Willow Tit project, set in the Dearne Valley; to see what they’ll be doing this week.

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Winter Willow Tits

In our last two Willow Tit blogs, we introduced the project itself and then looked at why it’s been chosen for Back from the Brink. In this blog piece, we’re focussing on how you can spot a Willow Tit and what you can do when that happens.

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