News items which first appeared on SpaceForNature during May 2003.
May 29th 2003Keep cats indoors at night!
Professor Stephen Harris of Bristol University and former chairman of the Mammal Society, urges cat owners to keep their pets indoors at night and in the early hours of the morning to reduce predation on small mammals and birds.
May 28th 2003Bad year for blue tits
On this evening's live broadcast of the BBC prgramme Wild in your Garden, presenter Bill Oddie stated that the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) suspected that this year would be a bad one for blue tits.
May 28th 2003BBC sponsors garden wildlife events
The BBC has joined forces with some major horticultural and wildlife organisations to put on a series of outdoor events across the country with garden wildlife as the central theme.
May 24th 2003Kew celebrates native plants and animals
This year's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew summer festival is entitled 'Go Wild' and celebrates, as the name suggests, our heritage of native plants and animals.
May 24th 2003Public ready to help wildlife
A recent Mori survey commissioned by the RHS shows that one in three people believed that bringing wildlife into the garden should be a priority.
May 24th 2003Gardeners can help save native bumblebees
The National Trust and English Nature are highlighting the plight of our native bumblebees which have declined dramatically over the past 70 years and they say that gardeners can help save them.
May 24th 2003Chelsea sees strong trend in natural planting
The recent RHS Chelsea 2003 show saw the continuation and strengthening of a trend towards naturalistic planting that emerged at last year's show.
May 24th 2003Gardeners using peat are destroying wildlife
Despite high profile campaigns over many years to get gardeners to switch from peat to alternatives, the staggering fact is that gardener's use of peat is increasing so rapidly, that suppliers cannot even keep up with demand.
May 19th 2003Chelsea launches wildlife gardening website
The RHS and Wildlife Trusts have joined forces to create a new website specifically aimed at a wildlife gardening audience. The new website, Wild About Gardens, will be launched at the Chelsea flower show this week.
May 3rd 2003BBC puts the spotlight on garden wildlife
During May, the BBC is planning to put cameras onto wildlife in selected Bristol gardens, 24 hours a day for the 'biggest ever live broadcast of British wildlife'. The first programme will be broadcast on Monday 26th May.
May 3rd 2003You can help our sparrows
Answer three simple questions to help our sparrows.
May 3rd 2003RSPB at Chelsea
The RSPB is supporting a wildlife garden created by Chris Caligari at the Chelsea Flower Show this year.
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