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Fly Agaric

The warm wet weather conditions have been ideal growing conditions for fungi.  If you want to see some colourful examples, pop down to your local woods this month and look around the... 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 >

Whooper Swans

Whooper Swans start arriving in the UK in October, but their numbers usually peak from November through to March.  Whoopers congregate on the south coast of Iceland before they make the... keep reading >

Hedgehog and Bonfire

Remember, remember, the hedgehogs in November. Tucked away amongst piles of sticks and leaves Hedgehogs are just starting their winter hibernation.  The timing is unfortunate because... 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 >

Ladybird sheltering in a dead leaf

In late autumn and early winter it's not uncommon to find ladybirds huddled together in large groups, sometimes numbering thousands.  Ladybirds hibernate through the winter as... keep reading >

Pink Lacewing

There are 14 species of green lacewing and 29 species of brown lacewing in the UK, but only one of them spends the winter as an adult insect.  It goes by the name of Chrysoperla carnea, and it very often sneaks... keep reading >

Zombie Spider

Zombie Spiders quite literally have four feet in the world of the living and four feet in the world of the dead.  With the meager bit of life they have remaining inside them they silently stagger about, knowing... 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >