Find out more about the animals and plants you can find near where you live in the UK.

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Adder

One of our three native snakes, the adder is the UK’s only venomous snake.  However, they are not aggressive and no one has died from an adder bite...

Badgers

We discover a badger sett while on a walk in a local wood.  We find out all about how and where badgers live, what they eat and why they are so dif...

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Bees

With around 250 species of bee living here in the UK, these key pollinators make a huge impact on our lives - even if we don't always realise it!  ...

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Calling young writers

At YPTE, we would like to start giving young people the chance to have their voices heard about environmental issues.  So from now on, we'll be pub...

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Common lizard

As its name suggests, the common lizard is the most common reptile in the UK and is Ireland’s only native reptile.

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Grass snake

Grass snakes are non-venomous and are normally found near water.  They feed on a wide-ranging diet, but prefer amphibians when they can catch them.

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List of Talks

The school talks service is now available again for a limited time for schools within a 30-mile radius of our office in Yeovil. To make a bookin...

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Local environment: Plants and animals

The curriculum encourages children to use the local environment to explore plants and animals in their habitat. This suite of lesson plans and acco...

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Plants: Year 1 & Year 2 (Key Stage 1)

A suite of five lesson plans with activities on Plants for Key Stage 1 children, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation, which contains many fant...

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Reptiles (British)

Of the four living groups of reptiles, only one, the snakes and lizards is represented in Britain. Reptiles bodies are covered with scales. Lizards...

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Sand lizard

Sand lizards are among the UK's rarest reptiles.  They are the only egg-laying lizard species n the UK.

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Slow worm

Although it looks a bit like a snake, the slow worm is actually a legless lizard

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Smooth snake

The smooth snake is the rarest of the three snake species found in the UK.  It can only be found in isolated areas in a few counties of southern En...

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Sussex: Birds

Thanks to support from the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, we have produced this set of classroom reference guides, for use in Sussex schools.  ...

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Sussex: The Weald

Thanks to support from the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, we have produced this set of classroom reference guides to the regions of Sussex, for...

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Sussex: The Coastal Plain

Thanks to support from the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, we have produced this set of classroom reference guides to the regions of Sussex, for...

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Sussex: The South Downs

Thanks to support from the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, we have produced this set of classroom reference guides to the regions of Sussex, for...

Woodlands in Spring

A look at the plants and flowers that grow in a deciduous woodland in the Spring.

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