A history of declines. Once one of Britain’s commonest birds, sparrow numbers have crashed in recent years, with London alone […]
Communal Roosts. A unique characteristic of the Long-eared Owl is its tendency to roost communally during Winter. Usually solitary, this […]
Late discovery. The Willow Tit and the much more abundant Marsh tit are incredibly difficult to tell apart, even by […]
Unwelcome guests. In Theatrum Botanicum, published in 1629 by John Parkinson, the author lists two recipes for Wild Arum (otherwise […]
One of the oldest wooden artefacts ever discovered by modern humans was made from Yew - a spearhead found in Essex dated at approximately 450,000 years of age. This particular spearhead was unearthed in 1911 at Clacton-on-sea and represents not only the oldest wooden find from the UK but one of the most significant worldwide.
American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. Around twice the length of our native Common Frog, American Bullfrogs are most often identified by their […]
High-flyer. The humble Mallard has been recorded flying at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour – slightly faster […]
I heard a Tawny Owl last night. A nocturnal foray to my local store interrupted by an eerie, frightfully abrupt, […]