In Defence of Wasps

People seem to love bees but hate wasps, so why is there a difference in perception between the two? If I had a penny for every time I heard the question "what's the point of wasps?" I'd have at least enough money to buy a Freddo (well, back in the good old days of cheap … Continue reading In Defence of Wasps

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Snow – Perfect Weather for Wildlife Watching

With Christmas just around the corner, and the UK having its first snow of the season this weekend (although it was torrential rain for most!), I thought now would be the perfect time to write about the weather that excites me the most. I've always been fascinated by snow. As a child, the sight of … Continue reading Snow – Perfect Weather for Wildlife Watching

The Mountain Ringlet – Britain’s Toughest Butterfly

In the UK butterflies are synonymous with hot summer's days with plenty of sunshine. To sit and watch such beautifully coloured insects flit from flower to flower is a true delight of the British summer. It may surprise you then, that Britain is also home to one species of butterfly that prefers a harder life. … Continue reading The Mountain Ringlet – Britain’s Toughest Butterfly

In the Realm of Dragons -A Trip to Komodo

The world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, is found on a select few Indonesian islands in the Komodo National Park, and on Western Flores. With a maximum length of three metres, the dragons can tackle prey much larger than itself, including pigs, deer, and water buffalo. But this giant lizard doesn't just have size on … Continue reading In the Realm of Dragons -A Trip to Komodo