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Wildlife to See This Month


Avocet Brian PhippsChris Chappell reflects on some striking birds and the effects of the poor weather but also visits two very different sites.

Grass SnakeSomerset has many good sites where adders, grass snakes, slow worms and common lizards can be seen. Chris Chappell offers advice on identification

Silver-washed Fritillary 180The month of May is full of delights in the natural world. There is much to see, says Chris Chappell, who stimulates us each month to get out and discover what's there.

Tufted DucksApril is an exciting month for wildlife. Chris Chappell takes a close look at Grey Herons and wonders why Reed Warblers accompany Cuckoos back from Africa only to be used by them as foster parents.

HareIn March the year is waking up to hares, early migrants and bird song. Chris Chappell has some suggestions.

wigeonChris Chappell has more suggestions for your wintry walks this month. Look out for tracks on your tracks.

Chris Chappell Fungi2Chris Chappell has suggestions about where to see fungi and migrant birds in November.

Common DarterChris Chappell has suggestions for your visits to our reserves this month, from hawkers to godwits.

What to see in SeptemberIt's a month of migrations and autumn fruits, check out what you might see in the countryside this month.

Wildlife to see in August (image © Chris Chappell)This is a quieter time in the countryside; the cuckoos have gone, swifts are just leaving, while native birds are skulking in the undergrowth, and harder to see.