Lesser Water-boatman (Corixa punctate)

Length: 0.9cm Conservation status Common. When to see January to December Bio The lesser water-boatman has a varied diet, feeding off of both decaying plant matter as well as small …

Common Backswimmer (Notonecta glauca)

Length: 1.5cm Conservation status Common. When to see January to December Bio These small insects are in fact quite predatory, tackling tadpoles and fish fry. They are also often one …

Wildflower Turf – A crucial habitat

Wildflower meadows are a significant contributor to the environment through their ecological benefits, ability to absorb carbon and aesthetic qualities. They are a crucial habitat here in the UK being …

Great crested newt (Triturus cristatus)

Length: 6-8cm Weight: 4-19g Average lifespan: 10-15 years Conservation status Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework. Listed …

Species Showcase – The palmate newt

The palmate newt can often be confused with the smooth newt, however, it does have some very slight differences in both behaviour and appearance. They favour shallower pools on acidic …