Archive of: April, 2020

  • Species of the day: Blue Tit

    Species of the day: Blue Tit

    With vividly bright plumage and a personable nature, the tiny Blue Tit is one of our most recognisable garden birds

  • Species of the day: Ivy-leaved Toadflax

    Species of the day: Ivy-leaved Toadflax

    The charming Ivy-leaved Toadflax isn’t a native British species, having thought to have hitched a ride on imported Italian sculptures and first recorded living wild in 1640.

  • Species of the day: Large Red Damselfly

    Species of the day: Large Red Damselfly

    Damselflies and Dragonflies are without doubt one of the most successful orders of animals that exist on the planet. Typically the first of them to be spotted in spring is the rather stunning Large Red Damselfly

  • Seagulls and the sound of silence?

    Seagulls and the sound of silence?

    According to the World Health Organisation, noise pollution affects over 100 million people in Europe – so the effects of noise pollution on wildlife must be monumental. Why then when it gets quiet in urban areas, have seagulls decided to go elsewhere rather than enjoying the silence?

  • Species of the day: Kestrel

    Species of the day: Kestrel

    It’s thought-provoking to consider that a mere half century ago the Common Kestrel was likely to be the only Bird of Prey regularly seen across Britain

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