Archive of: Charlotte Owen

  • Going Underground - animal architects of the natural world

    Going Underground - animal architects of the natural world

    The number of different homes inhabited by animals is huge, so in this blog, we’re going to look at underground homes. Because, as The Jam would put it, if you want to create a warm, dry and cosy home safe from prying eyes and predators, going underground is a popular option.

  • Tails you win

    Tails you win

    Tails come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. If you’re a vertebrate, you’ve probably got one – though humans (and all great apes) are notable exceptions. So why do animals have tails, what are they used for, and why don’t we have one?

  • Window on Wildlife: garden birds

    Window on Wildlife: garden birds

    The uplifting role that wildlife plays in our lives has become more vital than ever. We’re in the middle of winter, but there are plenty of birds to be seen. This guide will help you identify some of the feathered friends you’re most likely to see - and hear - from home.

  • The Pongtastic Mr Fox

    The Pongtastic Mr Fox

    Winter is a busy season for foxes. If there are any living near you – and there probably are – you’ll be well aware of just how active they are at this time of year, yapping and screaming at all hours of the night and leaving plenty of unmistakable foxy scent.

  • Bittern's Got Talent

    Bittern's Got Talent

    Bitterns were driven to extinction in the UK. By restoring their reedbed habitats, there are now more than 160.

  • Birds in winter Q&A

    Birds in winter Q&A

    A little ‘Birds in Winter’ Q&A with Charlotte Owen, WildCall Officer

  • Butterfly survival strategies for winter

    Butterfly survival strategies for winter

    ​Butterflies are creatures of the summer, of flower-filled days and long, sunny evenings. But, like all wildlife, they need to survive the winter too.

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