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Wildlife to See This Month


Whooper 180Winter brings migrant birds, often in large numbers. Chris Chappell makes sure we can locate and identify these in his notes for this month.

Male TealChris Chappell gives us lots of help in identifying the numerous birds to be seen in November.

Rose hips 180From Little Stints to Great White Egrets, the Levels have lots to offer this autumn. Chris Chappell tells us where to look.

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If you've never seen a sundew, track down this fascinating plant at Westhay , says Chris Chappell. And be alert to the arrival of winter migrants.

Teasel 3Chris Chappell has some intriguing observations this month on moulting, preening and sunbathing.

Damselfly 180Chris Chappell invites you to take a walk along a neolithic track and gives advice on what to look out for, from hunting hobbies to darting damselflies - their prey.

Reed Bunting 180Chris Chappell urges you to indulge yourself in the great variety of good things on offer in the countryside in May.

CowslipThere is a lot to see in April, as it is the key month for birds and animals to start their breeding season. Warblers, dragonflies and spring flowers might be your priorities, suggests Chris Chappell. Can you tell your Four Spot Chaser from your Banded Demoiselle?

Little OwlCan you tell a willow warbler from a chiff-chaff, a grass snake from a slow worm, a little owl from a tawny owl? Chris Chappell urges you to get out and have look in the exciting month of March.

Bearded Tit 180Take Chris Chappell's advice: make the most of the winter visitors this month and be patient with bitterns.