The largest-ever-recorded blue whale was an Antarctic female who also...
August is a quiet month with most birds' energy being used to renew their feathers, but there's some strange behaviour in the garden and a summer glut to watch - both involve ants.
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.
In July, the year's first broods have only just dispersed, but second attempts are already underway. For most garden birds this is nearly impossible, but some are better able to exploit this summer's bounty.
The pint-sized little owl is our fiercest bird of prey – but does it belong in the UK? Derek Niemann charts the changing fortunes of a plucky immigrant.
An easy guide to the mustelids (members of the badger family) you are most likely to encounter.
In June, parent birds encourage reluctant youngsters to leave the safety of the nest, while keen-eyed predators with their own hungry mouths to feed watch the newly fledged with anticipation, writes Dominic Couzens.
The birds keep a low profile this month as they settle down to the challenge of raising young. But should the weather turn, death is never far away. The late-arriving swifts have a clever solution, writes Dominic Couzens.
Extramarital affairs, macho posturing and even murder - Dominic Couzens explores the turbulent private life of the house sparrow.
Dominic Couzens shares his top tips for enjoying the dawn chorus this spring. Set your alarm early to hear it in full – and make sure it’s an experience not a tutorial.
There’s something about badger watching that heightens the senses. You sit quietly in the fading light, the calm punctuated only by snatches of birdsong, the breeze and bustlings in the undergrowth, willing those stripy black-and-white noses to appear.