Your wild summer! Water voles, wily wasps and wooing wildlife!

Watching for water voles Water voles are the chubby, endearing but elusive mammals of our wetlands and waterways. Back in 1908 the most famous water vole appeared in the tale Wind in the Willows, but did you realise the character Ratty was actually a water vole? To tell one apart from a rat look for… Continue reading Your wild summer! Water voles, wily wasps and wooing wildlife!

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Where’s the wildlife this winter?  

While we humans are snuggled inside with mulled wine and glittery episodes of Strictly on the telly, UK wildlife is still making its home out in the wild. In the bleak midwinter Many mammals have headed into hibernation, migrating birds departed and amphibians buried themselves safely away from winter freezes. Even insects and butterflies may… Continue reading Where’s the wildlife this winter?