Rory Hodd

Wildlife reports

December’s wildlife reports highlight fern specialists of the Channel Islands such as Guernsey Spleenwort, the finding of the ant-mimic jumping spider Leptorchestes berolinensis, a sighting of a Blackburnian Warbler on the Isles of Scilly, updates on bats, freshwater fish, bryophytes, and much more.

Wildlife reports

October’s wildlife reports highlight the finding of two spectacular sea slugs in the British Isles, the discovery of a strong population of Rigid Apple-moss in Argyll, good numbers of Wilson’s Storm-Petrels off the coasts of Ireland and south-west Britain, the usual update on reptiles and amphibians, fungi, plant galls, and much more.

Wildlife reports

June’s wildlife reports highlight a new potential biological control agent for New Zealand Pigmyweed, the discovery of Britain’s second Winter Damselfly at Wildern LNR in Hampshire, a small colony of Giant Orchids in Oxfordshire, the usual updates on bats, bryophytes and moths, and much more.

Wildlife reports

April’s wildlife reports feature the recent discovery of the Marsh Carpet at a new site in Norfolk, the first record of Spiny-spored Pygmy-moss in Devon since 1956, unusual inland sightings of Common Dolphin, the usual update on birds, fungi, butterflies, and much more.

Wildlife reports

December’s wildlife reports feature the V-fronted Spider at its most northerly location in Fife, the finding of the tube worm Sabella spallanzanii in Plymouth Sound, the return of Sea and Green Spleenwort, the usual update on bats, freshwater fish, butterflies and much more.

Wildlife reports

October’s wildlife reports features the sighting of an Orca off the coast of Cornwall at Minack Theatre, an eradication plan for the Chinese Mystery Snail, Brown’s Four-tooth Moss in Glenasmole Valley in the Dublin Mountains, the usual updates on plant galls, moths, flowering plants and much more.

Wildlife reports

June’s wildlife reports features paedomorphism in Smooth Newts, an exciting sighting of a Sei Whale in the Firth of Forth, two new reports: fungi in Wales and myriapods and isopods, as well as the usual update of birds, flowering plants, and dragonflies, and much more.

Wildlife reports

April’s wildlife reports highlight the breeding success of the Kidney-spot Ladybird in Scotland, washed-up skate and shark egg cases, the threats facing Large Atlantic Pocket-moss on the River Dart, the usual update on birds, mammals, flowering plants, and much more. 

Wildlife reports

December’s wildlife reports features two brand new reports: bats and ferns and relatives, a report of the longhorn beetle Plagionotus detritus, a mass stranding of Portuguese Man-of-war, the usual roundup of news on fungi, birds, butterflies, and much more.

Wildlife reports

October’s wildlife reports cover a discovery of the lichenised fairy club fungus Multiclavula corynoides new to Scotland, this year’s sporadic appearance of the Silk Button Spangle plant gall, a sighting of the non-native Asian Shore Crab, the usual update on moths, mammals, and bryophytes, and much more.

Wildlife reports

June’s wildlife reports feature the early arrival of a number of dragonfly species, including the Downy Emerald, new research on the breeding distribution of Twites in Britain, the finding of a large male King Ragworm during at the Porcupine Marine Natural History annual conference, the usual update on fungi, reptiles and amphibians, plants, and much

Wildlife reports

February’s wildlife reports highlight the stranding of a male Sperm Whale with 100kg of marine litter in its stomach, the extremely rare cuckoo bee Nomada sexfasciata, the first Short-haired Eyebright find for Ireland, the usual update on reptiles, arachnids, dragonflies, and much more. 

Wildlife reports

October’s wildlife reports feature recent research on eavesdropping bats, the emergence of a newborn Adder from its birth sac, new records of a rare ruby-tailed wasp, round-ups of news on plants, bryophytes, marine life, and much more.

Wildlife reports

June’s wildlife reports feature news of the changing fortunes of reptiles on the heathlands of southern England, recent additions to the lists of British bees and beetles, some intriguing developments in the field of moss taxonomy, the usual round-up of bird, butterfly, moth and dragonfly sightings, and much more.

Wildlife reports

February’s wildlife reports cover the record numbers of breeding Common Cranes recorded in the latest UK-wide survey, how strong populations of Great Crested Newts in ponds may affect Common Frogs, an update on Yellow-legged Hornet sightings, round-ups of news on mammals, dragonflies, arachnids, and marine life, and much more.

Wildlife reports

October’s wildlife reports feature new research into the reasons for the shape of Guillemot eggs, the effects of the warm, dry summer on wildlife, spectacular sightings of Thresher Sharks, round-ups of news on mammals, bryophytes, moths, and plants in Ireland, and much more.

Wildlife reports

June's wildlife reports feature a potential Asian Yellow-legged Hornet find, a Snowy Owl sighting on the Isles of Scilly, an update on bryophyte happenings from a new regular contributor Rory Hodd, the usual round-ups of new on molluscs, bees, ants and wasps, mammals, and much more. 

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