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Wildlife to See This Month


Lapwing 180Even if it's bleak and chilly, take a picnic and get out there, says Chris Chappell.

Heron 180Chris Chappell advises us to look ourt for arrivals, admire spiders and clean the feeders.


Whinchat 180Autumn walks offer a profusion of species to enjoy says Chris Chappell.


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?