June 2013



Bioblitz: Meet your garden wildlife

We reveal how to carry out a bioblitz – a timed wildlife survey – of your garden, and share the highlights of the BBC Wildlife bioblitz.


Return of the pine marten

Coming soon to a wood near you? Mike Unwin joins the search in Wales for one of our most elusive and exciting carnivores.


Reader poll: Help choose our national icon

Britain has never had a national species to call its own. Patrick Barkham introduces our public poll to select a wildlife icon for the nation.


Galapágos tortoises

Stephen Blake tracks the massive reptiles on one of the world’s slowest migrations.


Great British wildlife myths

Amy-Jane Beer debunks some of our most popular natural-history myths and legends.


Risso's dolphins in Wales

James Fair is marooned on picturesque Bardsey Island, where conservationists are studying our most enigmatic cetacean.


Portfolio: Caribbean flamingos

Klaus Nigge’s breathtaking photos of a year in the life of a Mexican flamingo colony.



How tomato growing threatens sperm whales, reversing Saddam Hussein’s wetland legacy, and the relaxing power of birdsong. Plus Mark Carwardine on conservation’s frontline heroes.



June’s best reads, and biologist Maya Plass reveals her favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

A cautionary tale about being careful where you aim when urinating in the woods.


The Big Question: Does the moon affect wildlife?

How the moon influences animal behaviour. 

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