Rich Webster

Rich Webster

Rich is a conservation and wildlife expert, and is passionate about topics related to the natural world and the great outdoors.

He enjoys walking for blogging inspiration and long distance cycling.

Why autumn is the season to visit our national parks

Why autumn is the season to visit our national parks

It doesn’t seem five minutes since the weather reporters were getting almost excited at the prospect of warmer weather arriving to the UK for the summer; the smell of freshly cut grass, along with the busy humming of many a pollinating insect filling the air. Now, as we enter the...

How can we protect our pollinators?

How can we protect our pollinators?

There have been countless columns written about pollinators and their importance and impact on our daily lives and why they should not be underestimated. This topic has become more and more imperative as pollinator numbers have seen a dramatic decline. Over the past fifty years we have seen the localised...

Storm Doris showed what Mother Nature is capable of

Storm Doris showed what Mother Nature is capable of

Unless you live under a rock you will have no doubt heard about the devastating effects of the recent storm named Doris to visit our shores on Thursday. We Brits are renowned for talking about the weather at any given opportunity, so it was no wonder that the recent storm...

Why a trip to the woods has never been as exciting

Why a trip to the woods has never been as exciting

Climate change is seldom deemed to be a cause for celebration, but for wildlife lovers it offers up the exciting prospect that the natural world is changing before our eyes. As a Countryside Ranger in the North West of England I am fortunate to be able to see the various...

It’s Time To Get Away

It’s Time To Get Away

The start of Wimbledon always signifies the start of the summer for me. It is a time of year when the smell of fresh cut grass hangs in the air, with people busying themselves in their gardens in the warmer weather. With the current news bulletins dominated with negativity in...

There’s Tits In My Garden

There’s Tits In My Garden

This weekend, as temperatures hit a scorching 26 degrees in most places and the first signs of summer could be seen, I came across the most curious thing; tits in my garden. Well into the month of May, we are now also well into the bird nesting season. When out...

A National Treasure

A National Treasure

In a time of recent sadness with the loss of several global icons, 2016 has already become somewhat of a morbid year. Not even four months into the year and we have already said goodbye to Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman, Victoria Wood, Ronnie Corbett, David Bowie, and Johann Cruyff to name but...

Birds: Do We Really Understand How Intelligent They Are?

Birds: Do We Really Understand How Intelligent They Are?

They have often been thought of as one of the smartest creatures on the planet. Experiments dating back thousands of years explain how crows would put stones into containers in order to raise the water level and get a drink that would be otherwise unreachable. More recent studies at Cambridge...