News items which first appeared on SpaceForNature during May 2004.
31st May 2004Prisoners see the benefit of getting in touch with nature
The Prison Service has created a new post: Wildlife Officer. Its first incumbent is convinced of the benefits of putting inmates in touch with nature.
31st May 2004Nature Conservation Minister attacks garden centres
Ben Bradshaw, the minister for nature conservation, has blasted garden centres for not being environmentally responsible.
31st May 2004The BBC has launched a new UK wildlife campaign
The new campaign coincides with a new programme, Britain Goes Wild With Bill Oddie, consisting of three weeks of live broadcasts from all over the UK hosted by Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King.
31st May 2004Gardens perhaps the most important habitat for birds
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has re-evaluated the importance of gardens to British birds and the results are staggering.
22nd May 2004Garden and urban habitats 'crucial' for bumblebees
Research by the London Zoological Society has indicated that many urban habitats, including gardens, contribute significantly to the needs of several bumblebee species.
22nd May 2004English Nature promotes exotic garden plants
For the first time ever, English Nature is advising gardeners to plant exotic plants which will do well in warmer and drier summers and continue to provide nectar and pollen for foraging insects.
17th May 2004Respect nesting house martins and swallows
Tayside police have warned householders who may be tempted to destroy house martin and swallow nests that they consider to be a nuisance that they could risk a hefty fine.
12th May 2004No national Garden Butterflies Count in 2004
Due to a lack of resources, Butterfly Conservation will not be undertaking the very successful Garden Butterflies Count (GBC) during 2004, but hope to resume in 2005.
10th May 2004Go peat-free in the garden
The Wildlife Trusts have launched a leaflet telling people where they can buy peat-free garden products.
4th May 2004Scottish gardeners can help bumblebees
Scottish gardeners find themselves in a unique position to help save some of the more threatened bumblebees in the UK.
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