What better way to learn about the natural world than exploring the wildlife on your doorstep!

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Amphibians

Amphibians are vertebrates (animals with backbones) which are able, when adult, to live both in water and on land.

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Beetle (Stag)

The stag beetle is Britain's largest insect and one of the most well-known of all the beetles. The male is easily recognised because of his mouthpa...

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Birds in the City

Over the last hundred years or so, large cities and their surrounding housing suburbs have grown, replacing countryside habitats. Many species of b...

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Blue Tit

Although the blue tit is mainly a woodland bird it is one of our best-known garden birds.

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Britain's Rare Flowers

Explore the UK's rare flowers, each section gives ideas about what you can do to help.  

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Butterfly (Swallowtail)

The swallowtail is Britain's largest and most exotic butterfly. Its name refers to the extensions on the hind-wings which look rather like a swallo...

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Dragonflies

Dragonflies are fast-flying, four-winged insects with long bodies and enormous eyes. The adult dragonfly has the biggest eyes in the insect world a...

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Feeding Garden Birds

Birds appreciate being fed throughout the year, but winter is their most difficult time, when they find it hard to find their natural food, such as...

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Hedgehog

The hedgehog is the most easily one of the most recognised of British mammals yet they are steadily disappearing from the wild. 

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Hedges

The Anglo-Saxon word for enclosure was ‘haeg’ or gehaeg’ and this is were we get the word ‘hedge’.

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Leaves

Leaves are nature’s food factories.  

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Making a Pond

Here is a step-by-step guide to making your own pond

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Minibeasts

Quite literally, a ‘minibeast’ is simply a small animal. Spiders, snails, slugs, beetles, centipedes, worms, earwigs, caterpillars are just a few.

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Plants: Year 3

A suite of four lessons on Plants, each with suggestions for classroom activities.  Accompanied by a presentation filled with excellent photographs...

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Ponds

A pond is a small area of still, fresh water. It is different from a river or a stream because it does not have moving water and it differs from a ...

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Robin

The robin is a popular visitor to gardens and is well-known for its tameness. In the winter they will regularly visit a bird-table to eat kitchen s...

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Using a Quadrat

You will need: Half metre quadrat Pooter Hand lens or magnifying glass Notebook and pencil Reference Books

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Wildlife Areas for Schools

Schools that have begun to develop their grounds often invariably report that this has led to beneficial changes in the relationships, attitudes an...

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Woodpecker (Green)

Green woodpeckers are most common in old parkland but will live happily in any habitat that offers a mixture of large old trees and areas of close ...