British Wildlife

Water shrew
Discover fantastic facts about Britain’s largest shrew. 
Where do the political parties stand on wildlife? We put 8 key questions to the main parties to find out. 
Bullhead/Miller’s thumb
A spring riverside stroll reveals fresh arrivals and newly emerged animals. Use our handy guide to look out for 11 species and the telltale signs left by a twelfth – the otter. 
Blue tit illustration from garden birds spread
The April dawn chorus may be a tuneful wake-up call for us, but it's a serious business for garden birds. Males must sing ceaselessly from first light to keep their mate's attentions from wandering. 
Create a wildflower haven in your garden to help important pollinators by following these four easy steps. 
Black grouse lekking
5 key facts about black grouse lekking and 3 lek stages to look out for.
Early dog violet
Brush up on your spring wildflower ID skills with our handy guide. Here are 12 species for you to look out for. 
Marsh tit
Discover 6 fascinating facts about the BTO April Garden Birds of the Month.
How to make your own pitfall trap
Set up a pitfall trap to carry out a small-scale survey of the insects in your garden. 
Sand martin
Use our guide below to help you to spot 12 migrant and resident birds in the UK. 
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