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  • Species Spotlight: Waxwing

    Species Spotlight: Waxwing

    It would seem bizarre to wish for any invasion of Britain. Fortunately there’s one winter invasion that’s rather more desirable. For anybody familiar with the Waxwing, fingers will be kept firmly crossed for their arrival

  • Species Spotlight: Merlin

    Species Spotlight: Merlin

    It’s eminently possible many living in Sussex may never have seen a Merlin. For like a huge array of birds the Merlin is a migrant, a breeding inhabitant of chilly northern latitudes

  • Species Spotlight: Heather

    Species Spotlight: Heather

    The British Isles boasts one of the richest ranges of Heather species anywhere in the world, though there are three distinct and common varieties you’re most likely to see

  • Species of the day: Marbled White

    Species of the day: Marbled White

    The naming of the Marbled White would lead you to assume it as a member of the ‘White’ butterflies. Confusingly, it’s more closely related to the ‘Browns’

  • Species of the day: Roe Deer

    Species of the day: Roe Deer

    The elegant Roe Deer is one of six wild deer species that reside in Great Britain. Of these, only two are truly native, the lightweight Roe being one

  • Species of the day: Slow-worm

    Species of the day: Slow-worm

    Both the naming and look of the Slow-worm may be confusing, for it’s neither a worm nor particularly slow in its movements; nor is it a snake - as per its superficial look.

  • Species of the day: House Martin

    Species of the day: House Martin

    The delicate House Martin is a remarkably small bird, roughly the size of a Goldfinch. Along with the Swallow, it is without doubt one of our most welcomed spring arrivals

  • Species of the day: Meadow Brown

    Species of the day: Meadow Brown

    There’s no British butterfly species more ubiquitous than the Meadow Brown, found in just about every grassy habitat across the British Isles and indeed much further afield

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