One of only two damselflies with coloured wings, the Banded Demoiselle is mainly seen in summer and lives near to slow flowing rivers and streams.
This tiny wasp causes hairy galls to form on the stems of dog roses.
Its range has been steadily expanding north due to the warmer summers associated with climate change.
Are able to reproduce without mating, producing clones of themselves.
Greenfinches are mainly found in areas of scrub and woodland and feed mainly on seeds. They can be seen all year round but their numbers have declined in recent years due to a disease.
Blue tits are a common species often seen in gardens, woodland and scrub. They feed mainly on insects in the summer but will also eat nuts and seeds in the winter.
Lapwings feed on insects and other invertebrates and can be seen all year round, although greater numbers can be seen in winter. They like areas of wet grassland and breed on bare ground.
Great tits are a common species often seen in gardens, woodland and scrub. They feed mainly on insects in the summer but will also eat nuts and seeds in the winter. They have a large variety of calls which often
Green woodpeckers are often seen feeding on ants in grassy areas near to trees. They have a distinct laughing call and can be seen all year round.
Goldcrests are tiny birds of conifer woodland, scrub, parks and gardens. As well as our own resident birds, large numbers arrive on the east coast during autumn migration, and are often found in bushes on sand dunes. It is widespread
Starlings are very familiar birds of farmland, parks, gardens and towns. Sociable birds, they spend a lot of their time in large flocks, roosting and performing sweeping, aerial displays – they can often be seen moving fluidly through a winter’s
This large duck likes to live on mud-flats in coastal areas and inland lakes. They can be seen all year round and feed mainly on insects and shellfish.
‘Whirly-gig type seeds’.
In winter, old catkins remain and look like clusters of small pine cones.
Climbing plant with spiral tendrils. Red berries, leaves and stem in Autumn and Winter. Poisonous.
A climbing plant, often seen wrapped around larger trees. Berries provide an important source of food for birds in winter and flowers particularly attractive to insects.
Fleshy oval fruits contain edible walnuts.
So-called because flowers look and smell like pinapple (when crushed).
Very thick stem. Flowers smaller than other buttercups with a large, green centre.
Also know as pussy willow.
Prickly, round fruit (burrs) growing directly on stem.