British Wildlife

False widow spider
Spider season is upon us. Use our guide to ID your eight-legged inhabitants and their webs. 
The fruit of blackthorn bushes are a classic flavouring for gin. Follow our recipe to make your own spirit. 
Foraging trug
Find out how to prepare and cook 12 common edible wild foods. 
Your wild challenge: edible wild foods
Get out this month to hone your edible wild food spotting skills. You can find even more ways to improve your naturalist skills in the October issue of BBC Wildlife. 
Common gorse exploding seed pods.
BBC Wildlife features editor Ben Hoare explains ballistic seed dispersal. 
Small tortoiseshell
Many British butterflies are still on the wing in September and October - here are six common species to look out for. 
Grey seals playing.
Discover four of the best places to see a grey seal. 
Fox cub
Find out what behaviour you can expect to see and hear from your local foxes each month.
Mother Shipton moth
BBC Wildlife writer Henry Gee investigates an enduring wildlife mystery.