British wildlife

A female emperor dragonfly ovipositing (laying eggs)
Visit some of the best places in the UK to see dragonflies and damselflies. 
Are there big cats in the British countryside?
Photos of 'big cats' taken on trailcams or smartphones are not evidence for their presence in the British countryside, says Andrew Kitchener. 
Orchids are commonly found in wildflower meadows
The UK has lost 97 per cent of its meadow habitat since the 1940s. Discover more about this beautiful habitat, thanks to Plantlife.
A Eurasian otter eating an eel in Northumberland
An item on on BBC One's Countryfile in early 2017 suggested there is growing pressure from anglers to cull otters, but Dr Daniel Allen of the UK Wild Otter Trust disagrees.
Turning back the clock to recreate a traditional wildflower meadow has been a labour of love for Trevor Dines.
The European water vole is a large species of rodent found throughout much of Britain, but has undergone a serious decline in numbers. 
Kentish glory moth © Tom Prescott
A new project in the Cairngorms tempts the rare and enigmatic Kentish glory moth with artificial female pheromones. 
rown hares are under threat in the UK due to habitat loss from large scale farmi
Non-native biomass crops, when planted on a small scale, provide a refuge for Britain’s declining brown hare population, which has lost much of its habitat to large scale farming.  
A group surveying wildlife at Delph Pond
The UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing is now open for entries! 
A brown-backed form of the wall lizard
Citizen scientists are being called upon to report their sightings of wall lizards.
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