British wildlife

Peacock butterfly
Discover the amazing wildlife and nature events happening around the UK this month!
Timber wolves (a subspecies of grey wolf) in Germany (captive animals)
New research suggests that large fenced reserves could be the answer to wolf reintroduction in Scotland.
Nominations are now open for the UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing.
Water beetles
12 species for you to look for on your next pond-dipping adventure.
Swift
Tanya Hoare explains why we all need to share our homes with these charismatic little birds.
Swallowtail feeding on thistles in Norfolk
Entomologist and BBC Wildlife contributor Richard Jones explains why this beautiful butterfly is only found in Norfolk.
Discover the amazing wildlife and nature events happening around the UK this month!
The estimated total of the global wild population of mountain gorillas now stands at 1,004.
The escape of a lynx from a zoo in west Wales last year revealed huge divisions over our attitudes to large carnivores. Did Lillith spoil the case for bringing predators back to the UK or shown we are finally ready to deal with them, asks James Fair.  
A chequred skipper butterfly, photographed in Scotland
Extinct butterfly flies in England again after more than 40 years. 
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