Increased numbers of waxwings were seen in 2017's survey
Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 results show we’ve had a ‘waxwing winter’. 
New evolution hypothesis re-evaluates how species were related to each other.
Chris Lowe reaches down to cut the rope
Volunteers free tangled cetacean from fishing gear off Devon.    
In-flight play behaviour where the birds hover in an updraft
The kea parrot’s ‘play call’ can put other kea in a playful mood, according to new research. 
An image of a 1.5cm-long cephalopod is a finalist in a science competition. 
Short-beaked common dolphin
Annual citizen science event sees its highest ever number of sightings.
Large blue butterfly
A Bristol man has been found guilty of illegally catching and killing the UK’s rarest butterfly.
Harem of sealions. NMFS ESA/MMPA Permit Number 18528 & IUCUC Number A/NW2013-2
Scientists studying a Steller sealion population in the Pacific Ocean are calling on members of the public to assist with their research. 
Gamo Highlands
As natural forests are lost, coffee and timber plantations could provide hope for Lepidoptera. 
Red-tailed bumblebee
Flower-rich habitats are crucial for the survival of bumblebee families. 
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