The new Great British Bee Count smartphone app has been launched. Designed to help build a nationwide picture of bees’ health, the results will do an important job to help scientists fill in the blanks about where bees are thriving – and where they’re in trouble.
Moth Night is an annual celebration of moth recording and people all over the UK go out and record what they see on the wing. Every year there is a specific theme, and in 2014, the theme is Woodland Moths.
Salisbury Cathedral has Peregrine chicks for the first time in over 60 years! The three chicks, named Pip, Peter and Paula, hatched in a nesting box installed on the Cathedral's spire in May, and their progress is being closely followed.
Now that spring has finally sprung and the days are getting consistently warmer much of the UK’s wildlife is becoming much more active including newts, Hedgehogs and Britain’s smallest rodent the Harvest Mouse.
The Asian Hornet, sometimes known as the Yellow-legged Hornet, is a large wasp which is poised to invade Britain. If it gains a foothold it will be bad for honey bees, native insects and pose a threat to human health.