Toads spend most of their time away from water, living mainly in damp places but returning to ponds and ditched to breed. They eat mainly invertebrates and are mostly active at night.
Common frogs need to stay damp and so are usually found near to freshwater. They feed mainly on insects and hibernate in the winter under stones or in other damp places.
Most common ladybird, feeds on aphids, hibernates over winter.
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.
Particularly attracted to yellow.
Gives off a vile smelling fluid when threatened.
Are able to reproduce without mating, producing clones of themselves.
The common sandpiper is a smallish wading bird which breeds along fast-moving rivers and near lakes, lochs and reservoirs in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the north of England. Wintering birds may be spotted along the south coast but passage