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Fauna of Great Britain
General information about British wildlife at Wikipedia with more specific pages for regions and wildlife categories.

Identify nature - NHM
Need help to identify an animal, plant or fossil? Get help from our identification apps, online guides and Museum scientists.

Wildlife Explorer - The Wildlife Trusts
Explore British wildlife at The Wildlife Trusts website; browse categories or search for a species.

Wildlife Watch
Junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and the UK's leading environmental action club for children and families.

RSPB guides on birds and wildlife
Expert bird and wildlife knowledge, from bird guides and identifying tools, to wildlife articles and brilliant nature films.

Guide to Wildlife in Britain
Guide to wildlife, plants and wildflowers, birds and animals, insects and amphibians of the United Kingdom.

Nature of Britain: Calendar - OpenLearn
Each month, we bring the Nature Of Britain calendar to life...

British Wildlife - Wildlife Online
Articles, news and the natural history of many wildlife species.

NBN Atlas
NBN Atlas is a free online tool hosting the UK's largest collection of biodiversity information enabling data to be shared, analysed and researched.

WildFiles - UK Safari
Discover what that bird, bug, animal, fungus, caterpillar, lichen, fish, plant, tree, gall, spider, monster or whatever thing you just found really is.

British wildlife recordings
Selection of sound recordings of all kinds of wildlife from around Britain from the Sound Archive's unrivalled natural sounds collection.

Record Wildlife Sightings - NBN
Get actively involved in recording wildlife, either in your own garden or when you are out and about enjoying the countryside.

UK Nature
An enthusiast's guide to the flora and fauna of the United Kingdom.

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Canada Goose Goslings
Canada Goose Goslings


Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel


Carp by Jeff Jones from FreeImages


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Lily Beetle
Lily Beetle


Snail by miki kucevic from FreeImages


Grass Spider
Grass Spider

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  • Tim Dowling: the squirrel has contravened social distancing guidelines 18th July 2020
    Maybe it’s because I’ve never been close enough before, but this is the first time I’ve seen a squirrel raise an eyebrowSince the start of lockdown, my enemy the squirrel has sought to contravene social distancing guidelines in a manner that can only be described as provocative. For all of last year he was happy […]
  • Country diary: the deadly yew also offers welcome shade 18th July 2020
    Clipsham, Rutland: Sculpted into shapes the avenue of yews provides cool on a hot day, but there is other darkness in these graveyard treesOutside the village of Clipsham there’s an avenue of ornamental yew trees half a kilometre long. They are sculpted into shapes like foliage chess pieces: opposing rows across a grassy coachway. It […]
  • Drones and drumlines: can Australian seas ever be safe from shark attacks? 17th July 2020
    Warming seas are luring sharks to stay in populated swimming spots longer. But are shark attacks really on the rise?Already in 2020, five Australians have been tragically killed after being bitten by sharks in what looks set to be a year of higher than usual deaths from the ocean predators.Two surfers, a scuba diver, a […]
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  • Lockdown and the Rhino Poaching Crisis 2nd June 2020
    According to the International Rhino Foundation, three rhino are killed every day from poaching. The southern white rhino has a population estimate from the IUCN Red List of just 10,000 mature individuals. Whilst... The post Lockdown and the Rhino Poaching Crisis appeared first on Wildlife Articles.
  • White Tailed Eagles Reintroduced To England 8th May 2020
    The white-tailed eagle, once driven to extinction in the UK, have now returned. The last pair of known white tailed eagles bred on Culver Cliff on the Isle of Wight in 1780, although these birds were spotted in Scotland up until around 1916. A combination of hunting and extensive habitat destruction wiped these creatures out. […]
  • Bug Mums- The Invertebrates that Invest in Motherhood 22nd March 2020
    When we consider maternal care in the animal kingdom, we tend to hold up mammals and birds as shining examples, whilst regarding reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates as absolving responsibility, leaving their eggs to... The post Bug Mums- The Invertebrates that Invest in Motherhood appeared first on Wildlife Articles.
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