Val Perrin

Wildlife reports

August’s wildlife reports features the newly discovered harvestman Histricostoma argenteolunulatum, a brand new tree report, the finding of a Featherstar Shrimp on Scotland’s south-eastern coast, the usual update on lichens, mammals, micro-moths, 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

May’s wildlife reports feature the arrival of a Walrus in Pembrokeshire, the discovery of two populations of the Striped Shieldbug, a brand new plankton report, the usual update on flies, lichens and birds, and much more.

Wildlife reports

November’s wildlife reports feature a brand new slime mould report, the distinguishing identification features of three similar species of Patella limpets, the discovery of a large population of Alpine Milk-vetch in East Perthshire, the latest updates on birds, grasshoppers and relatives, cetaceans, 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

August’s wildlife reports highlight the Mammal Society’s new Atlas of Mammals of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a surprising early emergence of Natterjack toadlets in Hampshire, a colour variation found in the Golden-eye lichen, the usual round-up on micro-moths, marine life, arachnids, 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

April’s wildlife reports feature the Herpetofauna Workers Meeting 2020 event, the natural enemies of the Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis, the most northerly record of the Southern Green Shiedlbug Nezara viridula, a round-up of news on birds, molluscs, plants, and much more.

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

August’s wildlife reports cover changes in Britain’s micro-moth fauna, the latest addition to the British harvestman list, an intriguing study of Badger predation on molluscs, some exciting plant records from Scotland, the usual round-ups of news on birds, moths and dragonflies, 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

April’s wildlife reports cover the successful refloating of a stranded Humpback Whale near Oban, numerous sightings of Vagrant Emperor dragonflies brought here on southerly winds in February and March, an update from the UK Moth Recorders meeting, round-ups of news on birds, reptiles and amphibians, lichens and butterflies, 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

August's wildlife reports feature an objection to a proposed golf course at Coul Links from the British Lichen Society, potential taxonomic changes for the large house spiders, the recording of Red-belted Clearwing at new sites in Norfolk, the usual round-ups of news on plants, beetles, marine life, 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. 

Wildlife reports

April's wildlife reports highlight an usual Bluethroat record from the winter, a closer look in to the findings of UK Ladybird survey, sightings of a Humpback Whale on the Firth of Forth, round-ups of news on butterflies, fungi, hemipteran bugs, and much more. 

Wildlife reports

February's wildlife reports feature the power of social media in providing important records for plants, interesting observations of otter behaviour, a new 'Back from the Brink' project focused on the Barberry Carpet, the usual round-ups of news on birds, marine life, molluscs, and much more.   

Wildlife reports

October's wildlife reports feature a survey of Great Crested Newts using environmental DNA, a swarm of Barrel Jellyfish, the reclassification of snakes in Britain, the usual round-ups of news on birds, bryophytes, mammals, and much more.

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