British Wildlife

Your wild challenge: lichens
Get out this month to hone your lichen spotting skills. You can find even more ways to improve your naturalist skills in the December issue of BBC Wildlife. 
Water vole.
London is one of the UK's greenest cities, home to over 1,500 sites of conservation importance. Here are some of the best places to visit for a wild encounter.
Starlings, RSPB Strumpshaw Fen
New research shows how huge winter starling flocks coordinate their massed aerobatics.
Spore print
Autumn is the time for fungi forays, so here’s a simple way to create a spore print. Do take care though: some species are poisonous.
Grey squirrel
Many animals store surplus food throughout the year. Autumn is a particularly busy time, so here's our handy guide to which species cache what – and where. 
red deer
Improve your understanding of one of autumn’s greatest spectacles. 
Cushion starfish
Wildlife blogger Heather Buttivant has been busy exploring Cornish rockpools. Watch her brilliant cushion starfish film. 
Pied wagtail
Discover 7 fascinating facts about the BTO November Garden Bird of the Month. 
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