Sticklebacks in a pond video

While exploring The glorious area around Leighton Moss and Silverdale we were shown a pond with the clearest water I think I’ve seen in a pond or lake (mind you I’m used to Essex ponds which are invariably disturbed by dogs and/or polluted). I spotted some newts by they were elusive. The sticklebacks however were…

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Green tiger beetle

Yesterday I had a walk through Denge Woods and Bonsai bank to look for some butterflies and orchids (more on them later). One bonus of the day was a green tiger beetle that ran across the pathha nd flew off ahead. eventually it sat still long enough for this shot. Related posts: Latice brown and…

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Beaver reintroduction to Wales

There was a press release today saying that there are plans European beavers are to be reintroduced to Wales, returning this native species that was wiped out hunting 400 years ago. There are articles here on the BBC website and this video below, posted by the good folk at Wildwood in Kent. Sadly and predictably,…

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