April 2015

In this election special issue: Nature’s weirdest designs, warbler island, British hares, Montagu’s harrier, plus how to get kids into wildlife! 


Nature’s weirdest designs

From giraffe necks to hens’ teeth, evolution is both ingenious and eccentric

Election special

The main political parties reveal their wildlife policies

Warbler island

How the world’s rarest bird saved a Seychelles hotspot

British hares

Get up close and personal with Britain’s brown hares

Montagu’s harrier

Why Africa could hold the key to saving this rare raptor

Get kids into wildlife

Our guide to help your family have a wild year



Floodplain spectacle Why carpets of snake’s head fritillaries in April rely on winter floods

UK wildlife highlights Essential species to see this month. Plus surveys and wildlife sightings updates

Question of the month Why don’t woodpeckers get headaches? Plus three spring blossoms to spot

Behaviour in focus Revealed: secrets of black grouse lekking behaviour

Amy’s nature table The science of seasonal treasures. This month: how eggs form. Plus rove beetle chemical defences


Latest scientific research

V-formation flying, Saharan cheetahs, city rabbits and topsy-turvy tortoises

Conservation insight

How farmers are helping to create an ‘elephant economy’ in Botswana



Beavers return to Wales Why their reintroduction could be edging closer

Seal deaths solved? The grisly secret that may explain mystery pup deaths

Climate risk to chimps New study reveals dangers of a changing climate

Mark Carwardine Why Madagascar deserves more attention

Your Feedback Should we control human populations, what species ought we save, and why wolves do belong in Britain 


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