Species of the day

Daily sightings by James Duncan, Learning and Engagement Officer with Sussex Wildlife Trust

Now that spring is finally here, the days are longer than the nights and nature responds with vastly increased activity - bird migration is well underway, insects are emerging and buds are blooming. I will be celebrating spring by finding a daily species to photograph, share and enjoy. These will be something that everybody can get out and find close to home.

News from Species of the day

    • Species of the day: Primrose

      Species of the day: Primrose

      ‘Primrose Day’ was created on April 19th to celebrate Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli’s love for his favourite flower

    • Species of the day: Herring Gull

      Species of the day: Herring Gull

      The Herring Gull splits public opinion like no other bird. It may appear a familiar sight and sound across the length and breadth of the country, indeed in many areas you’d argue they’re hard to avoid - but astonishingly it’s in catastrophic decline.

    • Species of the Day: Lipped Snails

      Species of the Day: Lipped Snails

      ​There are a couple of species of Lipped Snails commonly found in Britain - they’re cleverly named Brown (Cepaea nemoralis) and White-lipped (Cepaea hortensis) according to the colour of the band closest to the opening (or aperture) of the shell.

    • Species of the day: Bee-fly

      Species of the day: Bee-fly

      The Bee-flies have the fluffy, furry appearance of a Bumblebee. However, their name is partially misleading as they’re merely impersonating bees and are comprehensively a Fly.

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