Are sharks mammals or fish? It may seem like an easy question, but it does catch a lot of people out. In this article, we’ll take a look at what makes a shark a fish, rather than a mammal … Continue reading
Are penguins birds is a question that a surprising number of people ask the internet every day. Of course, regular visitors to Active Wild will already know the answer – we’ve talked about penguins here: Penguin Facts, and here: Antarctic Penguins. For everyone else, we’ll provide the answer to the question are penguins birds on this page, and we’ll also provide lots of other penguin information … Continue reading
Is a frog a reptile?
In a nutshell, no; a frog is not a reptile …
A frog is an amphibian!
Which is not the same thing at all!
In this article, we’ll expand on the ‘Is a frog a reptile’ question by explaining the differences between amphibians (like frogs) and reptiles.
So, if you just wanted a quick answer, there you have it: frogs aren’t reptiles. But please do read on: you’ll discover some incredible facts about the differences between amphibians and reptiles. Continue reading
Is a bird an animal? Well, of course you know the answer to this question. But lots of people don’t! In the Ask Professor Wild series, our resident animal expert is on hand to answer all of your nature and science questions – no matter how silly they may be! Continue reading
Predation isn’t just something that happens on the African plains: it can happen in your own backyard too!
Here is a video that we filmed just outside the house. The sparrowhawk had recently caught the blackbird, and had flown into the tree with its prey. Continue reading
Spring is a great time of year to get out and see some awesome wildlife. On Sunday, the sun was shining and the birds were singing, so Farmer Tin decided to get out into the countryside and see what he could find …
Welcome to the Active Wild Solar Eclipse 2015 UK Report. The weather forecast was bad: cloudy and cold. Did the clouds clear or was the eclipse a big disappointment? Read on to find out … Continue reading
It was only a couple of weeks ago that I was writing about how cold it was.
Well, what a difference a fortnight makes! Although it’s still a bit frosty in the mornings, every day seems to be getting a bit more ‘spring-like’.
It’s not just that the sun is shining. There are other little clues that spring is on its way… Continue reading
Brrr, it’s cold at Tin Farm.
We haven’t had much snow, but the temperature has been near freezing for a few days.
And if it’s uncomfortable for us in a centrally-heated house, just imagine what the wildlife is going through. Continue reading