British wildlife

The escape of a lynx from a zoo in west Wales last year revealed huge divisions over our attitudes to large carnivores. Did Lillith spoil the case for bringing predators back to the UK or shown we are finally ready to deal with them, asks James Fair.  
A chequred skipper butterfly, photographed in Scotland
Extinct butterfly flies in England again after more than 40 years. 
Northern colletes
Buglife has launched a national poll to choose a bug for each nation.
Small tortoiseshell butterfly
BBC Wildlife contributer Richard Jones explains this aggressive butterfly behaviour.
A female seal trapped by boulders has returned to the wild.
Female beaver
New research reveals the impact of beavers on their local environment.
Hydrotherapy helps a hedgehog to recover.
A pair of ospreys at Rutland Water has generated another UK record.
For over a century British nature conservation has led the way - but is it truly representative of today's society? How can we involve and inspire people whatever their background, asks Ben Hoare.
Three years after a fire destroyed heathland and killed wildlife, 21 young sand lizards have been introduced to a Surrey nature reserve.
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