Author: Jamie Graham


The World’s Oldest Vertebrate

In 2015 the average life expectancy of human beings was 71.4 years. This seems like quite a good stint in comparison to some of our ancestors, but it is paltry when compared to...

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The UK’s deadliest wildlife

The UK is not renowned for being a particularly dangerous country, especially when it comes to its wildlife. However there are a select few organisms that can still be described as deadly, whether...

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Status of the red squirrel

The elusive red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is an animal that is much spoken about but seldom seen. In the UK they are synonymous with the victims of invasive species and most people are...

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The Christmas Robin

RT @carol_muir: 2nd Visitor a wee #Robin @wildlife_birds @wildlifewatch — Bird Sightings (@wildlife_birds) September 6, 2014 As both winter and Christmas draw closer, the publication of the European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) marks...

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Hedgehogs and Guy Fawkes

Tracking the decline of hedgehogs … @BillOddie @TVsSimonKing (photo:@digitalwildlife) — Wildlife Articles (@wildlife_posts) September 22, 2014 With bonfire night in just 2 days time, many of you will already have engaged...

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Space invaders

Despite being home to a variety of different species, wildlife in Britain is rarely described as exotic. This is not to say the wildlife is boring or uninspiring; the seasonal appearance of the...

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Itsy Bitsy Spider

You will have been hard pushed this year not to notice the explosion in population and scale of these creatures. Few people like them, many are indifferent to them and most loathe them....

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