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Myth-busting moths

Moths are not just brown, and certainly not boring... Here’s an introduction to the weird and wonderful world of moths. More...

Myth-busting moths

Nature's dream dads

As it’s the time of year when we thank fathers everywhere for the contribution they make to family life, we thought it fitting to celebrate some of nature’s most dedicated dads. Mum’s not the only word at this time of year! More...

Nature's dream dads

Nature's greatest mums

Where would the natural world be without brilliant mums? As spring heralds the arrival of newborn animals and baby birds, we celebrate nature’s greatest supermums. More...

Nature's greatest mums

Tadpole tale

The dramatic transformation of wriggling tadpoles into frogs or toads has to be one of nature’s most remarkable achievements. More...

Tadpole tale

Festive spider doing well in new home

Never mind red-nosed reindeer and robin redbreasts: meet the country's most festive spider! More...

Festive spider doing well in new home

What will birds be eating for their Christmas dinner?

As you sit down to your meal, plate piled high with Christmas-time goodies, have a thought for the wild birds around you. What will they be eating for their Christmas dinner? More...

What will birds be eating for their Christmas dinner?

An unexpected garden guest

This photograph of a kingfisher perched on a plastic heron was taken by a family in Northamptonshire More...

An unexpected garden guest

Tennis balls provide perfect penthouses for harvest mice

Tiniest mouse finds unusual house! More...

Tennis balls provide perfect penthouses for harvest mice

Notes on nature blog

Our team of bloggers will be writing about their experiences of nature, from spectacular sights like flocks of wild geese on migration to tiny bugs crawling up blades of grass. More...

Notes on nature blog

Home, sweet home

We all know that the government plans to build thousands of new homes, but have you thought about the miniature new homes that are going up near you this spring? More...

Home, sweet home

Jewels in the crown

It wasn't long ago that you had to try hard and be lucky to see a bird of prey. They were rare, mystical birds, found only in far-flung corners of the countryside and were tricky to see, with their elusive habits and skittish nature. More...

Jewels in the crown

Birds and berries

By September, the hedgerows are laden with berries, providing delicious pickings for people and birds alike. The relationship between birds and berries has developed into a mutual dependence for survival. More...

Birds and berries

What do birds do in cold weather?

As you sit snugly by the fire this winter, spare a thought for our feathered friends. Their survival skills are tested to the limit when winter tightens its grip and food becomes hard to find. More...

What do birds do in cold weather?

Dining out - in your garden

Now is the perfect time to start feeding your garden birds to help with their need for large quantities of nutritious, high-energy food. Find out how. More...

Dining out - in your garden

Changing colour for winter

At this time of year, woodlands change colour and dazzle us with gold, copper or crimson foliage before the leaves fall. Ever wondered why? More...

Changing colour for winter

Winter flocks

While summer brings the colour, song and drama of the breeding season, winter is a great time to watch birds flocking together, sometimes in spectacular numbers. More...

Winter flocks

Fattening for flight

Before setting off on their long journey south in the autumn, the many summer birds that visit the UK must prepare themselves. Find out more about the marvel of migration. More...

Fattening for flight