Our 60-second Q&A with PhD student Hazel Jackson reveals the essential facts about one of the UK's most colourful invaders.
From swifts in the city centre to orchids in the surrounding hills, there's a host of wildlife to see in and around Belfast.
Best known for the kittiwakes nesting on the Tyne Bridge, the north-east metropolis of Newcastle is also home to roe deer, otters, kingfishers, red squirrels and other fantastic wildlife.
Despite its cute appearance, this familiar and much-loved garden bird is highly territorial.
Kestrels, brown hares and fulmars are among the wildlife treats that this Scottish city has to offer.
Peregrine falcons, ravens, badgers, hedgehogs, foxes, gulls - there's wildlife aplenty in this European green capital.
From bearded tits to rare shrill carder bees, there’s a surprising diversity of wildlife in and around Newport.
Red squirrels are the star species here, but there's a host of other creatures to spot in this Merseyside conurbation. Here are the city's wild hotspots.
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.
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.