Rpbert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Wildlife Conservation

Hedgehog painting by Robert E Fuller

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Humble, cute and shockingly rare, hedgehogs need our help more than ever. These prickly creatures have been around for 15 million years and once roamed Britain alongside sabre tooth tigers and woolly mammoths. But since 2002 their decline has plummeted so rapidly they now face extinction. If the trend continues these lovable hogs will only exist in paintings like mine. I rescued this particular hedgehog baby, or hoglet, from my garden and grew so fond of […]

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This week is National Nest Box Week, when people are encouraged to put up nest boxes in their gardens for the birds. A shortage of natural nest sites is one of the reasons for the decline of some garden birds and so adding a nest box to your garden is an easy way to provide a safe place to breed. My own garden is full of nest boxes and I also advise local landowners on the best […]

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A winter’s night can be one of the most challenging experiences if you are a bird. Small birds can lose up to 20pc of their body weight overnight in the cold. To cope, they feed-up as much as they can in the hours before nightfall. If you watch the birds in your garden each afternoon the feeding frenzy that takes place during these crucial hours can feel like a race. The smaller the bird, the […]

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This weekend is the RSPB annual ‘Big Garden Birdwatch ’, an opportunity for us all to help the conservation charity count up Britain’s bird species. Long tailed tit on catkins. Painting by Robert E Fuller. This national counting exercise is, in fact, the largest citizen-nature observation in the world, and last year around 500,000 people got involved. I think it is a great thing to do and usually take time out to count the birds in my own […]

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Today is National Badger Day and so I thought I would share my paintings and my passion for these gentle creatures in the hope that I can convince people that they really are worth protecting. Although badgers are not endangered – like most of the species I’ve am raising awareness for  through my campaign #artsavingnature – they have been persecuted for centuries. In 2011, I found myself helping to convict some badger baiters after stumbling […]

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Don’t forget to take part in the RSPB big garden birdwatch this weekend. Apparently the RSPB is expecting more unusual ‘countryside’ birds like this brambling to feature this year because the cold weather has tempted more of these shier species to try the feeders in suburban gardens.My garden is so rural that I already get a lot of dunnocks, fieldfares, bramblings and red wings, but it will be interesting to see what the results of […]

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It’s the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch this weekend. I’m going to go over and spend an hour with my two nephews and neice, ticking off the birds we see in their garden. But, for the sake of consistency with last year’s efforts, I also plan to do it again when I get home.The RSPB has run this event for 30 years and last year up to half a million people took part. It helps […]


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