British wildlife

A humpback whale checks out Shetland naturalist Richard Shucksmith.
Two Shetland naturalists never expected this extraordinary discovery in November 2016. Amy-Jane Beer reports.
Common toad, Bufo bufo, adult in grass meadow, Yorkshire, UK.
Expert Jules Howard answers your wild question
Hedgehog sightings are declining
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine releases findings from its latest wildlife survey. 
Avocet in Brownsea Island's lagoon
Dorset is a county rich in biological diversity and natural habitats. Here we share some of our favourite places to see wildlife there, including little terns and red squirrels.
Gorse
Record number of participants undertake survey for flowering plants in midwinter.
Common pochard
Wildfowl and Wetland Trust scientists have investigated the decrease in pochard numbers. 
East Bank at Cley Marshes
Mammals, amphibians and invertebrates most likely to be negatively affected by the sudden influx of saltwater.
The ring-necked parakeet is a non-native species in the UK
Researchers have created a global map of non-native birds. 
Salmon
Increased numbers of sea lice in farmed salmon could affect wild fish too.
Large blue butterfly
A man has appeared in court and charged with capturing, killing and possessing the UK’s rarest butterfly species. 
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