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Wildlife habitats or homes for nature. Nesting boxes and ponds, deadwood piles and insect and bug hotels. Hedgehog highways and trees and plants for pollinators.

Has the weather played a role in bringing unusual birds to Britain during 2016? — Official blog of the Met Office news team

Has the weather played a role in bringing unusual birds to Britain during 2016
With our position on the edge of northwest Europe, the UK receives air masses from all points of the compass during the year adding to the natural variability of our weather. This fact is known by meteorologists and birdwatchers because when air masses approach the UK during bird migration times – principally spring and autumn […]
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Highgate Woods London – First recorded Leopard Moth – Zeuzera pyrina

First recorded Leopard Moth - Zeuzera pyrina

The first recorded Wood Leopard Moth, Zeuzera pyrina, has been made in Highgate Woods in North West London. Native to the UK it is only common in the South but never before in Highgate Woods and it's natural reintroduction is a sign of increased biodiversity in London. The larvae feed on the wood of a wide variety of deciduous trees and the "Highgate" Leopard Moth was discovered in the heart wood of an Ash log having entered through decayed outer wood suggesting healthy trees are not the preferred choice.

Recorded food species of Wood Leopard Moth (Wikipedia)

  • Acer
  • Aesculus
  • Amelanchier
  • Broussonetia
  • Carya
  • Castanea
  • Celtis
  • Ceratonia
  • Cotoneaster
  • ...

    Rewilding – Pine Martens could help save Red Squirrels

    Rewilding - Pine Martens could help save Red Squirrels

    New video for a new playlist! The European pine marten (Martes martes), known most commonly as the pine marten in Britain, and less commonly also known as pineten, baum marten, or sweet marten, is an animal native to Brirain and Northern Europe belonging to the mustelid family, which also includes mink, otter, badger, wolverine and weasel. Rewilding is large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species. Rewilding projects may require ecological restoration or wilderness engineering, particularly to restore connectivity between fragmented protected areas, and reintroduction of predators where extirpated. Cover image Rewilding Britain ‏@RewildingB http://t.co/Y1El4rvC9Y ...

    Award winning wildlife garden – video added to our YouTube channel playlist.

    Wildlife Gardening - Award winning wildlife garden - video added to our YouTube channel playlist. The garden is home to thousands of British flora and fauna and more than 2,600 species have been identified in the garden since it opened in 1995. Wildlife garden profile, Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London 1995 - 2016 Award winning garden. The Wildlife Garden is open daily from 24 March to early November, with regular free family events. Visits are welcome by arrangement during the winter months - just ask at an information desk inside the Museum or email wildlifegarden@nhm.ac.uk Highlights and attractions Lady’s bedstraw, field scabious and wild carrot are in flower on the chalk down land. Speckled woods, red admirals, meadow browns and large white butterflies can be seen on sunny days. Common darter dragonflies and azure damselflies are regularly seen around the ponds Purple loosestrife, hemp agrimony and great willowherb attract bees and other pollinators. Fledgling wrens and blue tits can be heard...