Matt Lowe, Collections Manager at the Museum of Zoology, writes: A couple of months ago my wife and I were tidying up the pots of herbs we keep next to kitchen door when we heard a shuffling noise and what sounded awfully like snoring. That was when I realised I had succeeded in giving an overwintering hedgehog a home. In 2019, not long after we … Continue reading Herbie the Hedgehog’s winter hidey hole
Did you join us for Zoology Live last week? We had a wonderful week talking to experts about local wildlife, and finding out how we might watch the nature on our doorsteps. In this Nature Classroom we will be taking a look back at some of the things we learnt last week, from interviews with wildlife experts to insect surveys and more. These activities support … Continue reading Zoology Live! Nature Classroom
The Museum is currently closed, but the Museum team has been beavering away preparing something special: our annual Zoology Live festival has moved online. We will be having live online activities from Monday 22 June – Saturday 27 June, with opportunities for you to chat to our experts and find out about the wildlife on your doorstep. Keep an eye on the blog and our … Continue reading Coming Soon: Zoology Live!
To celebrate Hedgehog Awareness Week, here’s a specially written Puggle Club story inspired by the hedgehog on display in the Museum. Hungry Hedgehog Words and illustrations by Rosalyn Wade The moon was full and the stars were bright As Hedgehog went snuffling round for a bite ‘A morsel of snail and a mouthful of slug, ‘A nice wriggly worm and a fine, crunchy bug, ‘What … Continue reading A Prickly Tale
Open your window and watch the wildlife. Take part in Open Your Window Bingo! and turn your wildlife sightings into points. Keep a record of what you’ve seen and see how it changes over the coming weeks. Continue reading Open Your Window Bingo!
The Museum is closed, and we are all having to spend time at home, but nature is still there, just waiting for you to uncover it. Continue reading Wildlife from your Window: Exploring the natural world at home
The natural world is an amazing place. Join us as we explore it from home. Here we will be posting animal profiles, hands on activities and more, uncovering the secrets of skeletons, the evolution of animal life, and the way animals and plants live together. Continue reading Nature Classroom: Learning activities for 5-11 year olds