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  • 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.

  • Species of the day: Jackdaw

    Species of the day: Jackdaw

    Jackdaws are a highly social species and one of a small number who have an exceptional pair bond and may possibly mate for life.

  • Species of the day: Peacock

    Species of the day: Peacock

    The Peacock is certainly one of our most recognisable butterflies, its showy and spectacular eyespots giving it its common name.

  • Species of the day: Comma

    Species of the day: Comma

    The Comma must surely be one of Britain’s most distinctive butterflies - not necessarily for its wildly exotic colours, but certainly its unique shape.

  • Species of the day: Alexanders

    Species of the day: Alexanders

    Alexanders is an umbellifer belonging to the enormously diverse and widespread carrot family. It’s well known for its use in medicine.

  • Species of the day: Starling

    Species of the day: Starling

    The Common Starling is undoubtedly one of the countries most familiar garden birds. So familiar in fact that they’re almost certainly underrated in both their beauty and abilities in song.

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