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Red Deer bellowing

Deep in the forests and deer parks all round the UK, tensions and testosterone levels are rising.  It's time for the red deer rut.  The rutting season is a period when the biggest and strongest... keep reading >

Barn Owl family

As the nights get longer and the weather gets colder, numbers of mice and voles fall dramatically.  This makes life much harder for the animals and birds which feed on them... keep reading >

Photo of the Week

Checkout the "Photo of the Week" and view more in the archive.  If you've got a good nature photo you'd like to contribute to the UK Safari website please send it in... keep reading >

Golden yellow leaves of a Lime tree in autumn

The autumn colours are in full swing now, so if you wanted a good reason to dust off your camera and take it for a walk then this is it.  In response to the shorter days, the leaves of... keep reading >

Strangeness in the sky

Quick, grab your magic wand and start saying the patronus charm words. How does it go again?  Darn, I wish I'd paid more attention to those Harry Potter films.  Oh wait a minute.  It's not Dementors at all.  It's... keep reading >


It's the mating season for earwigs.  This is the time of the year when males and females are found above ground, so you may start to notice them scurrying around in search of partners.  You can tell the... keep reading >

spider in the bath tub

There's a wave of fear sweeping through the UK right now.  It happened last autumn, and it'll most likely happen next autumn too.  Spine-chilling screams can be heard from bathrooms and... keep reading >

Spider Web

A lot of people have emailed me recently because they've been surprised (horrified) at the number of big spiders they've suddenly got in their gardens.  One day there's none, and the next day... keep reading >

Insect Hotel

How to make an insect hotel.  This is probably the cheapest way of providing a temporary shelter for beneficial insects like ladybirds and lacewings during the cold winter months... keep reading >

bats in the attic

All British bats feed on insects, and it's been estimated that some consume up to 3,000 midges, moths and flies in a single night. As winter draws nearer, and the temperatures drop, there are less and... keep reading >

Grey Seal Pup

Here in the UK we're lucky enough to have more than half of the worlds Grey seal population around our coastline.  Between September and November the females come ashore to... keep reading >


Despite being the most colourful member of the crow family, Jays can be surprisingly elusive.  The typical view most people get is a flash of their colourful plumage as they disappear off into the trees... keep reading >