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Wildlife to See This Month



Purple Nightshade"It is a very good time to take some shots of the plants and insects that you are unfamiliar with, and identify them later," says Chris Chappell.


Untitled design (84)"Another changeable summer has been challenging for breeding birds, and led to rather unpredictable appearances by our butterflies". 

Greater Butterfly Orchid 180Visitors from Africa bring welcome colour to our Summer. Chris Chappell explains how.

Blackbird clutchDistinguishing warblers is a challenge but advice from Chris Chappell should help you to tell your Cetti's from your Grasshopper or your Reed from your Sedge. They are all out there waiting for you.

Little Grebe 180Here, Chris Chappell tells the tale of the peregrine. Now find one in the Somerset countryside. Try Kilve.

Song Thrush 180Bitterns, bats and brimstone butterflies are targets this month, says Chris Chappell. And can you tell a Mistle from a Song Thrush? (The clue is in the arrows)

Bearded Tit 180Like the bittern, build up your muscles, if not for singing then for exploring Westhay with Chris Chappell. And will you know a ringtail if you see one?

Stonechat 180When will the birds start to sing again? Let Chris Chappell be your guide to this and to local wetland birds.

Golden Plover 180Chris Chappell's pictures of waders ought to make you want to go to Bridgwater Bay to see the flocks massing there now.

Bearded Reedling 180Listen for the "kerching" of the Beardies, say Chris Chappell or spend a day at Steart.