Welcome to thewildoutside.com
We love getting out and seeing what nature has to offer and we hope to help you see the Wildlife that's all around you everyday too!
We're here to help you find out more about nature, show you some of the more interesting quirky habits and relationships and help you support some of our hard to believe struggling favorites too.
Many people believe that helping your wildlife and finding out more about it is an expensive hobby but contrary to popular belief
1) you don't need to go far to see your local Wildlife
2) you don't need to be in the Countryside
3) survival is far more interesting than you might believe
4) & it doesn’t take a whole load of expensive kit or giant books to learn more about the wildlife around you.
Let’s face it, if you’ve got a mobile phone, you’ll probably be carrying a pretty decent digital camera, notepad and research device with you all day and you haven’t spent any extra yet! Explore our website and learn lots more!
Research suggests that there’s a huge and ever growing disconnect from nature, most of the world’s population see their local wildlife, but they don’t actually notice it! We aim to change that, by giving you a single place to find out more about the wildlife around you, record it and share it with others.
Founder of Wildlife Crime Aware (TM) find out more here
We were SICK of constantly reading about Wildlife Crime, that's why we created a National Wildlife Crime Poster & Awareness Campaign. Lets fight back and make the wildlife criminals feel like they're constantly looking over their shoulders for people who are "Wildlife Crime Aware".
Learn about, Help & Encourage more Wildlife
If you want to learn more about wildlife and encourage more wildlife into your gardens and wild places, then take a look at our "Wildlife" menu, where you'll find our useful hints, tips, advice articles and links.
Think you know it all? Try our new "did you know" section, where you'll find some of the more interesting and lesser known facts about some of our wildlife!
Family Time - GET THE NEXT GENERATION INVOLVED!
Why not get your children involved and help / spot your local wildlife as a family?
1) You'll have something exciting you can do together as a family
2) The wildlife benefits from the extra care
3) The next generation of wildlife lovers are encouraged to care for the wildlife around them! Maybe the children can take pictures, look out for wildlife sightings while you're outside & put food out for birds and wildlife in your garden etc
Guest Blogs - from all ages of wildlife lovers
New for 2014, we've setup some guest blogs. Our guest bloggers, (including some of the next generation Chris Packham's & Michaela Strachan's!) are wildlife lovers like you and me, and they will be sharing their experiences and views as the seasons pass. You can read their blogs by either clicking here or on blogs in the menu at the top of this page. You can also see their bogs by date order using the calendar on the right of this page.
Independent Product Testing
We test products that you might be interested in as wildlife lovers, from wildlife foods for your garden, to the newest optics and camera equipment, we test them before you need spend your hard earned cash . Take a look here at our reviews
We run regular competitions, usually linked to recording your wildlife sightings throughout the seasons. Take a look here or under our "Features" menu at the top of the page.
Social Media Sharing
For those of you that like to add your pictures and sightings to Social Media Sites, you can also do this quickly and easily using our social media buttons on the left of every page. These buttons are available on every share-able page.
We share all your Wildlife & Nature pictures through our special wildlife picture twitter account @TwOWildlifepics we'll also occasionally add some of our favourites to our favourites page here too.
Why have Adverts & Sponsorships?
We want this to be a free to use open space for everyone to enjoy. A place where you can find out all you want to about the wildlife on your doorstep. However this website and our campaigns do cost money to run and operate. We feel the best way to cover our running costs is to add a few carefully selected adverts like the WWF image above or ask for donations.
Please help us run and improve this website by taking a look at these adverts before purchasing elsewhere or if you would like to support us directly, by clicking on the donate button below. (no donation is too small and will be very much appreciated!) We hope you enjoy what we have created and continue to enjoy thewildoutside.com our twitter accounts and Wildlife Crime Aware too :0)
You can also follow the wildoutside.com on twitter @thewildoutside
Every Morning at around 6:20am we'll update you with all the wildlife news we can find from around the web and at 9am we'll also publish a link to our daily Online Newspaper.
Through the rest of the day /and night we'll update you with wildlife sightings from all over twitter, as well as updating you on anything new on thewildoutside.com website.
OR if you just want to show off and share your nature & wildlife pics, add @TwOWildlifepics to your tweets and we'll retweet them to all our followers too!
Registration (FREE) & Your Privacy
We've tried to cover all possible queries in our help page. You can take a look at it here or click on the menu button at the top of this page
The wildlife images you've seen on this page, have all been recorded as wildlife sightings on thewildoutside.com by our members