07/25/2017 at 08:06.
Have you taken part in the Butterfly Conservation Big Butterfly Count yet?
Get involved ➡ bigbutterflycount.org
Instagram post by BBC Springwatch • Jul 23, 2017 at 2:49pm UTC
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07/25/2017 at 08:55
A few years ago I released I butterflies that we had nurtured from eggs at my nursery school due to the Easter holidays. Since then I have a garden beautiful butterflies every year,
07/25/2017 at 08:43
I have. Have discovered speckled woods and gatekeepers. Never heard of them before and it has been a joy to log them with my 7 year old on the app
07/25/2017 at 09:17
No, because I don't want to fill in so many details on the form just to download the chart.
yesterday at 12:13.
"You talking to me fella?"
Instagram post by BBC Springwatch • Jul 19, 2017 at 6:15pm UTC
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yesterday at 12:18
Should say 'u looking at me tree fellers'
yesterday at 17:37
yesterday at 12:26
This little chappy got a big attitude lol
yesterday at 07:41.
School is officially out for summer
50 wild things to do during the summer holidays
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yesterday at 09:32
Schools finished in June here in Scotland.
K Grace Rogerson
yesterday at 08:29
Schools been out for 3 weeks here in Scotland
yesterday at 14:44
Not finished until tomorrow in north Lincs
07/23/2017 at 16:12.
Birds carry a kind of internal clock that prepares their bodies for travel
13 amazing facts about bird migration
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07/23/2017 at 17:45
Miss watching the Swallows return in Africa. Such an awesome sight x
07/23/2017 at 11:02.
A task worth doing: it's thought there will be 12 billion tonnes of waste in our oceans by 2050.
Meet the woman who committed 120 seconds a day to nature
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07/23/2017 at 11:12
Article forgets to mention that a 2 minute beach clean almost never turns out to be a 2 minute beach clean. :D I did one in Morecambe a while ago and it turned into a 45 minute beach clean because there was so much stuff, I couldn't just leave it. ^^
07/23/2017 at 11:12
I do it from a kayak in north cornwall at inaccessible beaches, it's quite fun working out how to get it all back to a waste collection point, and very satisfying once done.
07/23/2017 at 11:57
I'm absolutely sure the biggest offenders are the people who work at sea, ocean liners dump rubbish over the side instead of taking it to be the next port of call to be dealt with responsibly, & I've actually seen fishermen dump waste over the side of their boats, its common practice, why else do you see bits of nets & buoys amongst the rubbish you see on high water marks.
07/23/2017 at 07:58.
The total amount of plastic ever produced is equivalent to the weight of a billion elephants.
Earth is becoming 'Planet Plastic'
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07/23/2017 at 08:39
If everyone stopped whining the world would be much nicer. Every major advancement in our evolution has come at a cost, an acceptable cost to progress as a species. It's part of our evolution as a species not something hippies should try to make everyone feel guilty about. We will find a solution for plastic pollution. The solution will no doubt be something people 100 years from now will see as a mistake, seek to rectify it and continue the cycle of advancement. Stop whingeing. We are not an alien life form on this planet, what we do is part of it's natural evolution. Stop whingeing. Just stop it.
07/23/2017 at 08:31
Packaging the absolute bane of my life. I can remember taking waxed paper to the butchers for sausages that id used a lot of times before, using glass bottles that you could get 2p back on so they where returned for cleaning and reuse, having to take your own bags to the supermarket is no new thing i can remember my mums shopping bag. Manufacturers supermarkets and all of us have a commitment of care to get the heck rid of packaging safely and in fact start to get rid of it full stop. I don't need my carrots in a plastic bag why does my cucumber come in plastic wrap ? WHY, i don't need my mushrooms in a plastic box covered in plastic wrap I'm happier using a paper bag for them that is easy to recycle, i would prefer to get my drinks in glass bottles that are returned and reused. Most recycling isn't actually recycled its packed up and sent to another country for burning which is not what i call recycling !!!
07/23/2017 at 08:10
Industries should be made you use bio degradable packaging, and consumers should be made to clean up after themselves..
It's funny that if you park your car in the wrong place for five minutes you have a fine, but a holiday resort can be turned into a landfill sight in hours and no one bats a eyelid...
07/22/2017 at 14:03.
It's a bumper year for UK's black-winged stilts in the east of England!
Boom in black-winged stilts
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07/22/2017 at 14:18
Karen Wilkins...not the same one! Similar name!
07/22/2017 at 15:32
Always used to love going to Titchwell to see "Sammy" :) very good news they are breeding here.
07/22/2017 at 22:45
A family of 6 at Potter Heigham marshes. Lovely to see.
07/22/2017 at 07:53.
Every year these rufous hummingbirds fly from Mexico to Alaska.
Meanwhile, I'm too lazy to go to the gym...
Via BBC Wild Alaska Live
Rufous Hummingbird's Great Migration
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07/22/2017 at 08:06
Years ago when I lived in Pennsylvania I saw them for the first time in the wild..I was so frightened because One hovered over me while I was sunbathing in the garden and I thought it was an enormous bee!...once I realised it was a humming bird I started watching them every day..its a stunning sight..x
07/22/2017 at 13:15
I love hummingbirds, but have never seen a live one. They used to have some at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water but never when I was there. Can't wait for this series to start.
07/22/2017 at 18:43
I recently saw this humming bird while on holiday in British Columbia. Lovely surprise and so beautiful. Saw many bald eagles too and a couple diving for fish.
07/21/2017 at 16:32.
This river near Hawes came back to life after a heavy downpour ☔☔☔
Via BBC Look North (Yorkshire)
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07/21/2017 at 18:15
The truth of the matter is, if the upland ecosystems up stream hadn't been totally shagged by heather burning, to feed grouse for a tiny handful of people to shoot. The moss layers would have absorbed a larger percentage of the rain, then released it naturally and localised flooding wouldn't be an issue! Think about that when you pay your inflated insurance premiums for the benefit of some dicks with guns!
07/21/2017 at 18:08
It's clearly a man made water course. A natural river bed that is dry would be filled with random sized debris, from gravel to boulders, it would have holes and ridges but this looks like my grannys path.
07/21/2017 at 18:00
I would've thought a sluice gate has been opened and this is a spillway to drain away excess flood water.
07/21/2017 at 11:08.
Great news for our oceans - there are billions of these beads out there - and now they're being banned.
Via The Independent
The Government just announced it's banning microbeads found in cosmetics
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07/21/2017 at 11:18
About time. If you want an exfoliant there are biodegradable ones out there. Ground down peach stones. Or body brushes. Stiff towels, facecloths
07/21/2017 at 11:14
Emmie Thompson thought this was meant to be done ages ago tbh
07/21/2017 at 11:16
About time too! Who on earth thought they were a fantastic idea in the first place?!
07/21/2017 at 07:48.
This cloud of bees in a valley was spotted at Exmoor National Park
Via BBC Somerset 95.5FM
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07/21/2017 at 08:03
Nightmare! We used to have a garden where the neighbour couldn't control his bees. Just like this. Council made him move them. Made his neighbours' lives hell
07/21/2017 at 08:12
sorry but these are not bees, more like flying ants i would say. the wing structure and flying orientation is similar to the bees, also you can see their wingsare opaque...bees wings you will not see from a distance.
07/21/2017 at 08:07
For the people who don't like bees...humans can't survive without them and they were here before we were. Just saying.
07/20/2017 at 18:14.
Have you ever spotted a snow bunting?
They're rare in the UK and are registered as an amber list species according to RSPB Love Nature.
Instagram post by BBC Springwatch • Jul 17, 2017 at 7:16am UTC
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07/20/2017 at 18:24
I thought i saw one in peterborough last week but i'm not very good with the smaller birds. Is it likely? It seemed paler than a sparrow, like the bird in the picture, but possibly had a longer tail... any thoughts or best guesses? Was unable to get a pic
07/20/2017 at 18:26
Yes 2 weeks ago, summit of Ben Nevis. This was the best picture i could get.
07/20/2017 at 20:10
I work as a freelance Mountain leader and work on Ben Nevis almost every week. I see snow bunting almost every time I'm up there, wonderful to see, this photo was taken 4 weeks ago on the CMD arête.
07/20/2017 at 12:10.
Want to make your garden more wildlife friendly?
Some brilliant tips here from The Wildlife Trusts
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07/20/2017 at 12:45
I've sunk a box onto the ground and made a mini pond. Should have disguised with a bin liner really. But the new froglets don't seem to mind lilac!
07/20/2017 at 12:17
I seem to recall being told that the bee hotel probably shouldn't be swinging in the air - but that query apart, a lot of very good stuff in here. (Unfortunately I have no garden to put them into practice!)
07/20/2017 at 13:40
I have several bee-boxes and a bug hotel that I made from bamboo garden canes and an old box. I also have a Bumblebee nest in my rather large compost heap nearly every year. :D
07/20/2017 at 07:03.
They were found living in a Scottish loch.
Scientists marvel at creatures' 'precise' body clock
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07/20/2017 at 14:48
I'm disappointed that the article doesn't say how accurate it is. Minutes? Quarters? Hours?
Brian James Holden
07/20/2017 at 13:07
They weren't heading for the door on a cottage by the shore, by any chance were they.
07/20/2017 at 09:11
Vicky Dewar-fowler see your study species are cool!
07/19/2017 at 17:12.
They haven't lived in the wild in the UK for 1300 years...
Will wildcat lynx be reintroduced to the UK?
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Kirsty Louise Williams
07/19/2017 at 17:27
What effect would this have on livestock and our wildlife if the lynx is introduced? Nothing good with come from this. As someone already said the lynx will get shot by farmers protecting their livestock. Also what about human attacks?
William Aaron Chalcroft III
07/19/2017 at 18:16
Great idea if you want a bunch of sadist farmers murdering Lynx.
Ewan Uge Walker
07/19/2017 at 17:14
They have and still are in the wild in the uk, only a lucky few ever get to see them. And yes they should be re introduced to prop up the population.
Nigel what are your views?
07/19/2017 at 12:06.
A spectacle of nature or social media nonsense?
Is there such a thing as 'flying ant day'?
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07/19/2017 at 12:41
I don't mind them, I just don't want them crawling out of my built-in bookcase, onto the flloor & rug, hitch a ride on the dog & then the curtains, they can do what they like outside!! how do I get rid f them indoors & are they doing any damage that we can't see??
07/19/2017 at 13:01
Warm dry with little or no wind. They have spent day or so out of sight waiting for best flying conditions. Queen takes off flies up followed my all the males. Strongest flier mates with queen. Party's over queen back to nest males lose wings. Not sure if they survive or die from the exertions of the event!
Lynnette Simms Griffith
07/19/2017 at 15:43
Whether it is or not, I have an invasion of them in my house right now. Lots winged, most not. How do I get rid without killing them?
07/19/2017 at 08:55.
Did you know that the European hare is the fastest land mammal in the UK?
Instagram post by BBC Springwatch • Jul 18, 2017 at 4:39pm UTC
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Philip Cm Heinzl
07/19/2017 at 10:23
I'm guessing he cant out run this fella though ....need to look closely :p
07/19/2017 at 10:13
And the most beautiful?
07/19/2017 at 09:17
07/18/2017 at 16:41.
Bees need your help!
via The Wildlife Trusts
Bees’ Needs: food and a home | The Wildlife Trusts
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07/19/2017 at 08:34
I've recently planted lots of flowers in my garden including lavender and lilies. I've noticed a lot more bees coming in and butterflies (I get a fair few living in the countryside anyway) but wanted to attract more. I also feed the birds and my favourite two field mice some nuts for winter storage and not to forgot Mr/Mrs squirrel :) xx
07/18/2017 at 17:54
I helped one today, poor thing was on his back on the kitchen floor,I got a spoon and scooped him in then put him on the outside windowsill, he happily flew off after a few minutes
07/18/2017 at 20:45
We have a Po Pi and this is this year's first bloom and bee :). When its fully in bloom it attracts several types of bees. Our faves are the little yellow nose bees as they are so tame and don't sting :) Orange blossom is also a favourite for bees. We are in the process of growing a wildlife friendly garden :)
07/18/2017 at 07:23.
Did you know that Puffins have serrated edges to their beaks to keep hold of fish? One individual was recorded with up to 83 (small) sand eels in its beak!
Instagram post by BBC Springwatch • Jul 14, 2017 at 5:38pm UTC
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07/18/2017 at 09:26
We are loving the caption suggestions! Keep them coming :)
07/18/2017 at 07:31
Im tellin ya guys, I had a fish this big, but it got away!
07/18/2017 at 08:59
My photo taken on Skomer Island
You thought you knew it all, but did you know this?
Five things you didn't know about dragonflies
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We have had many emerge from our pond this year. This is an empty larval skin following the final moult to adult dragonfly. Lose points for lack of scale! Where's the 20p coin when you need one..
Walked out my back door and this landed on my boob a few years ago. Stayed there for about 20 minutes..good job it didn't bite !!
We had dragonfly lava in our pond they looked like Aliens... ugly looking things