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Wildlife to See This Month


BeeChris Chappell continues his series of articles, encouraging us to get out there with eyes and ears wide open for creepers, shovelers and  yaffles.

Common Darter smallChris Chappell gives us further incentives to get out and look at September's attractions.

butterflyTrust volunteer Chris Chappell takes a look at what to see and do in August and how a wetland reserves looks in summer time.

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.