Archive of: Mammals

  • An evening at Castle Water

    An evening at Castle Water

    The evening is my favourite time for watching wildlife, it usually offers a special experience. I’d like to share last evening with you with these five short videos.

  • Going Bats in Sussex

    Going Bats in Sussex

    Reserves Ecologist Glenn Norris tells us about the bats of Sussex and where they can be found.

  • 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: Common Shrew

    Species of the day: Common Shrew

    The Common Shrew may be tiny, but don’t let that fool you for they’re one of our most voracious predators, a fierce ball of unstoppable energy

  • Species of the day: Pipistrelle Bats

    Species of the day: Pipistrelle Bats

    The Pipistrelle bats are Britain’s most widely distributed and regularly seen species. Somewhat confusingly, the Pipistrelle isn’t a single species of bat at all, it is in fact three

  • Species of the day: Hedgehog

    Species of the day: Hedgehog

    Roaming the countryside far and wide, the much-loved Hedgehog was once considered an exceedingly numerous species, one we very much took for granted

  • Species of the day: Wood Mouse

    Species of the day: Wood Mouse

    Despite being one of the UK’s most widespread mammals, the Wood Mouse lives a secretive life. There’s thought to be approximately two thirds the number in Britain than there are humans.

  • Species of the day: Grey Squirrel

    Species of the day: Grey Squirrel

    There probably couldn’t be a more contentious animal amongst UK wildlife than the Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis).

  • Foxes

    Foxes

    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.

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