Our Wildlife Connections blog

Take a look at our latest Wildlife Connections blogs.

You'll find all of the latest information from the project and find out more about our partners who are working hard to make a difference too.


15/09/17

Wildlife Connections Festival 2017

After another amazing twelve months of activities, events and wonderful wildlife projects, our FREE Wildlife Connections Festival is back for another year of fabulous fun to celebrate our incredible local wildlife.

  • Wildlife Connections Event
  • Wildlife Connections

01/08/17

Celebrating Wildlife Connections - Salvation Army

As part of our Wildlife Connections campaign we've been running a series of workshops, led by experts from Chester Zoo, to train up Wildlife Champions from a variety of community groups to give local wildlife a helping hand.

  • Wildlife Connections

01/08/17

Brilliant Butterflies: Big Butterfly Count 2017

Come and celebrate the Big Butterfly Count 2017 with the Zoo Rangers! How many wild butterflies will you spot?

  • Wildlife Connections
  • Wildlife Connections Event
  • Butterflies

26/07/17

Celebrating Wildlife Connections- Meadow Park

As part of our Wildlife Connections campaign we've been running a series of workshops, led by experts from Chester Zoo, to train up Wildlife Champions from a variety of community groups to give local wildlife a helping hand.

  • Wildlife Connections

25/07/17

Celebrating Wildlife Connections- Dig the Quarter

As part of our Wildlife Connections campaign we've been running a series of workshops, led by experts from Chester Zoo, to train up Wildlife Champions from a variety of community groups to give local wildlife a helping hand.

  • Wildlife Connections

17/07/17

Celebrating Wildlife Connections- 1st Upton Brownies

As part of our Wildlife Connections campaign we've been running a series of workshops, led by experts from Chester Zoo, to train up Wildlife Champions from a variety of community groups to give local wildlife a helping hand.

  • Wildlife Connections

14/07/17

Vote for Wildlife Connections

Our Wildlife Connections campaign has been shortlisted for an exciting National Lottery Good Causes Award and we need support from the public to be crowned winners!

  • Wildlife Connections

11/05/17

Spotting swifts

The swift is in rapid decline and needs your help! Conservationists in Chester are calling on members of the public to help survey the species and create new nest sites for this much loved species.

  • Wildlife Connections
  • Birds
  • UK Wildlife

03/05/17

UK wildlife haven created at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo conservationists are working to expand the zoo's current Nature Reserve to create a 14 acre haven for threatened UK wildlife.

  • Visitor and Community Engagement
  • Wildlife Connections
  • Birds
  • At The Zoo
  • UK Wildlife

26/04/17

Planting barberry bushes across the UK

Since January we’ve given away over 1000 barberry plants as part of our Wildlife Connections campaign to help reintroduce a rare native species of moth that was once widespread throughout the UK.

  • Wildlife Connections
  • UK Wildlife

21/04/17

Spring into Action and Help UK Wildlife

Spring is in full swing! This means that the UK is blooming with native wildlife activity, but some of them need your help. Find out all about what these incredible creatures are up to at this time of year, what to look out for and what actions you can take to give them a helping hand.

  • Wildlife Connections
  • UK Wildlife

14/03/17

Dig the Quarter's winning garden

Last year, as part of our Wildlife Connections campaign, we ran a garden design competition for local community groups to get involved in. We helped the winning garden - Dig the Quarter - build an amazing space for wildlife, which officially opened with a fun-filled day to celebrate!

  • Wildlife Connections
  • UK Wildlife

04/03/17

Sign up to our FREE Wildlife Recording Masterclass

If you’d like to find out more in-depth knowledge about our British wildlife, why not sign-up to a FREE masterclass!

  • Wildlife Connections Event
  • Wildlife Connections

27/02/17

Inspiring school children to protect wildlife

Inspiring Chester Zoo visitors and communities around the world to Act for Wildlife is a BIG part of the conservation work that we do.

  • At The Zoo
  • UK Wildlife
  • Wildlife Connections

22/02/17

Celebrating gardens, birds and UK wildlife

Throughout spring, we're celebrating gardens, birds and UK wildlife with a special programme of events, for visitors to discover how to make the most of the amazing wildlife right here on our doorstep.

  • UK Wildlife
  • Birds
  • Plants and gardens
  • Wildlife Connections

30/01/17

Wildlife Connections: Bringing classroom learning to life

When it comes to protecting the environment ‘think global, act local’ is a great mantra to follow.

  • Wildlife Connections
  • Wildlife Connections Resource