Hope, the Blue Whale Skeleton at the Natural History Museum

Hope, the Blue Whale has recently been installed as the star exhibit of the Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum in London
The whale’s pose reflects the latest research into how these huge animals eat krill, their tiny prey
Its new diving pose was devised by Museum experts to better reflect how the species behaves in the oceans
It dominates the Hintze Hall, dramatically setting off the opulent Waterhouse ceiling



RSPB Greylake, Somerset

Greylake_0002RSPB Greylake on the Somerset Levels is a great place to visit to see a whole range of birds and other wetland wildlife. The fields here used to be arable farmland, but now they are being looked after by the RSPB so that they are ideal for wetland birds. It’s a small site, so it’s easy to possible to pop in after work and see some amazing wildlife in the hides and board walks across the marshy site. (more…)