Posts by a host of fantastic nature writers

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Entognathids- the insect’s forgotten cousins

In scientific terms, the group of  arthropods (animals with exoskeletons) which bear just six legs are sensibly called ‘Hexapods’ -meaning six-footed. Chances are you learned in school that all these animals with six...

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The importance of biodiversity recording

Biological recording is an important aspect of the activities of amateur and professional natural historians, enthusiasts and members of the general public. Biological recording is an integral part of conservation as records are...

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Wanted Alive Not Dead: Red Kites Worth Millions

Too often we see too many articles, new stories and social media postings that are targeted at generating negative press towards some of our most magnificent species. What are these species? You’ve guess...

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Treecreeper

              The bird was only a couple of metres from me. The branch of the Scots Pine swayed precariously as it tried to find its footing, but it...

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Let Sleeping Bats Hide

Mention the word “bat” and most people might immediately think of summer evenings, heading out for a quick walk before dark maybe, and seeing tiny winged creatures flying along hedgerows or nearly being hit by...

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Weird and wonderful creatures of the UK’s seas: Brittlestars

  The two photos above show two UK species of brittlestar; Amphipholis squamata (top) and Ophiothrix fraglis (bottom) (Photos marlin.ac.uk and wildlifetrust.org). Brittlestars are closely related to the well known, star fish. Starfish, brittlestars and...

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