Archive of: James Duncan

  • 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

  • Species of the day: Meadowsweet

    Species of the day: Meadowsweet

    Should you happen to wander alongside a stream, you may become aware of a rather sweet fragrance, that of the dainty Meadowsweet

  • Species of the day: Dark Bush Cricket

    Species of the day: Dark Bush Cricket

    You’re likely to see a Dark Bush Cricket crawling and sunbathing amongst ancient hedgerows, particularly in the southern half of Britain where they’re the most common

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