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Glow-worm

Maybe it's the way that they move so slowly.  Possibly it's the fact that they're not really worms at all.  Most likely it's the way that their bottoms glow in the dark.  Whatever the attraction, even... 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 >

Toadlet

Millions of little baby frogs and toads, no bigger than your finger tip, will be leaving lakes, ponds, streams and ditches this month to take their first steps on dry land.  They look like fully... keep reading >

Otter

There was once a time when otters were present over most of the UK, but persecution, habitat loss and toxic chemicals in the water course led to a serious decline of the species.  Today the Otter is... keep reading >

Grass Snake

Grass snakes would have been mating in April or May, and this month the females will be looking for suitable sites to lay their eggs.  The grass snake is easily recognised by the bright... keep reading >

Grounded Baby Bat

Baby bats (pups) are usually born in June.  They're tiny - about the size of a 50p piece, but when you compare the size of the pup to the mother you understand why the poor mothers only have... keep reading >

Puffin

Puffins spend most of their lives out at sea, but during their breeding season from late March through to late July they come on land to nest.  The best time to visit the puffin nest sites is... keep reading >

Elephant Hawkmoth

If you thought all moths were a dull brown colour and ate holes in your clothes, then think again.  This month you could be pleasantly surprised.  Some of our more dramatic looking moths are... keep reading >

Baby Thrush

Many birds will be raising their young this month, and within a few weeks many chicks will be leaving their nests, often before they are able to fly.  It's also the time of year when wildlife... keep reading >

Micropterix

It may look fairly ordinary, but this little insect is a living fossil.  It's the moth that time forgot.  It's literally a dinosaur among Lepidoptera and it goes by the scientific name of... keep reading >

Basking Shark

It's summertime in the UK (allegedly), and Basking Sharks are starting to appear around the coast of Britain and Ireland.  In calm, sunny weather these giant fish like to... keep reading >

Wolf Spider

Keep a special look out this month for the Wolf Spiders. They wait patiently on bare patches of earth for other invertebrates to pass by and then run in for the kill (hence the name). Romance is... keep reading >

Male Banded Demoiselle

The Banded Demoiselle will be on the wing this June.  With a wingspan of around 70mm it's one of the largest damselflies in the UK.  The beautiful blue-green coloured male has... keep reading >

Red Fox Cub

Around half a million fox cubs are born in the UK every year and most of them will be taking their first safari above ground this month.  For a while the cubs will follow their mother around as she... keep reading >

Zebra Spider

On sunny days you can see these little black and white striped arachnids running about on walls and fences in search of prey.  Zebra spiders catch their food by literally... keep reading >

Elderflower Champagne

The Elder tree is in flower in June, and the flower heads of the tree can be used to make a refreshing champagne-like drink.  Best of all it's really easy to do... keep reading >