Common Buzzards - Things you might not know...
Now one of the most common Birds of Prey, they are often mistaken for the Larger Eagle by visiting tourists, but just how much do you know about them? Find out more about the Common Buzzard hereRead more...
Online pack to educate children about wildlife crime.
Children will be taught about the impact of wildlife crime and how they can help combat the problem through a new online wildlife crime detectives’ education packRead more...
On Test – WigglyWigglers Insect & Berry Suet Pellets
we found the suet pellets especially useful to scatter around the garden, this meant theRead more...
On Test – WigglyWigglers Farmer Phil’s DELUXE British Mix
This birdfeed is not just designed for British Birds (although it is perfect for them), this is British Mix because it's grown in British fieldsRead more...
On Test – WigglyWigglers Hedgehog Mix
We’ve been using this hedgehog food in our garden, ever since our wee prickly friends decided to break from this winters slumber and grace us with their presenceRead more...
Review - Opticron IS-70R Scope Kit with HR2 18X54 Eyepiece
The IS-70R Scope Kit with HR2 18X54 Eyepiece feels very much like a quality product, the build quality is fantastic and the focus wheel feels smooth andRead more...
Welcome to thewildoutside.com! A Citizen Science based Wildlife website
If you're like us, then you'll love getting out and seeing what nature has to offer.
We'd like to take that love of wildlife and create a useful database for members and conservationists alike.
Although it may seem as individuals, we know little information about our local wildlife and favourite spots, when we gather this information together as a community in one place, it creates an informative bigger picture for conservationists and wildlife lovers combined. Experts have chosen to call this type of recording wildlife sightings as Citizen Science, without which, their understanding of our wildlife would largely not exist.
In order to simplify and make this process more accessible and enjoyable, we've created that "one place" to record ALL your wildlife sightings right here. Once recorded, your sighting data will then be made freely available to all Wildlife Conservation and Charitable Organisations, helping them to look after our Wildlife. You'll also be able to see your recorded wildlife sighting right here in our wildlife directory.
But it doesn't end there, as well as recording you're wildlife, we've created "one place" to find out more about the wildlife around you! Keep reading to find out more.
Registration (FREE) & Your Privacy
Family Recording - GET THE NEXT GENERATION INVOLVED!
Why not get your children involved and record your wildlife sightings as a family?
1) You'll have something you can do together as a family
2) The wildlife gets recorded & shared
3) Your children will be able to see and show off their sightings through our "wildlife directory".
4) The next generation of wildlife lovers are encouraged to care for the wildlife around them
All you need to do is register one parent / adult and make sure you've seen the wildlife you record. Then just sit down together as a family while the adult inputs the sighting into our wildlife form. 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
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
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!
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.
LIVE Wildife Cameras
New for 2014 - We Currently have two 700TVL Outdoor Colour (Daytime) Cameras from HandyKam, which automatically switch to night vision as the light drops off. Both camera's are currently setup next to our new wildlife feeding station, which we built earlier this year (Feb2014) as part of a new log store. If you'd like to take a look click here or in our "wildlife" menu above
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. You can share your sightings directly from our "wildlife directory" using the social media buttons, we do this ourselves on occasion, to show off some of the sightings that our members record on our twitter feed. These buttons are available on every share-able page.
Favourite Recorded Sightings
Now and then we also choose our favourite recorded wildlife sightings and post them on our New Favourites page (See "features" menu Above). Could your next recorded sighting be our next favourite?
Why have Adverts & Sponsorships?
Firstly and importantly we want to offer our recorded data to the conservation organisiations without charge and secondly we want this to be a free to use open space for everyone to enjoy! However this website does cost money to run and operate and so we feel the best way to cover our running costs is to add a few carefully selected adverts.
Please help us run and improve this website by taking a look at these adverts before purchasing elsewhere. We hope you enjoy what we have created and continue to enjoy thewildoutside.com :0)
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
You can also follow the wildoutside.com on twitter @thewildoutside
Every Morning we'll update you with all the wildlife news we can find and 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!
The wildlife images you've seen on this page, have all been recorded as wildlife sightings on thewildoutside.com by our members