We would love to see what wildlife you’ve been spotting in you yard, walks or just meandering around!
Send us a photo or video, let us know where they were taken and the species! If you don’t know the species, we can all help with the identification!
Any photos you send in will also be entered into our annual photo competition!
Send your snapshots to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Instagram and Facebook listed under our contacts.
A long tailed tit spotted by one of our committee members at Loch Leven!
Long tailed tits (Aegithalos caudatus) can be found across the UK and in the winter they form flocks with other tit species, often composing of about 20 birds.
Who Let the Fox Out?
The not-so-shy red fox (Vulpes vulpes) having a nose at one of our members, Eilidh!
Red foxes live in many habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains and deserts. They are also well adapted to urban life and are a common sight in suburban areas and even cities where they feed opportunistically on rubbish and pet food.
They are usually most active at dusk and dawn and are the only wild member of the dog family in the U.K. A male fox, called a dog, will make barking noises whereas the females, called vixens, make an unmistakable screaming sound.
Don’t forget to keep sending in your pictures and videos!
Shield Your Excitement!
A red-legged shield bug (Pentatoma rufipes) sent in by one of our members, Owen!
There are many types of shield bug, this species is characterised by its’ reg legs and sharp “shoulders”.
You can typically find them from July-November in broad leaved woodland and gardens, commonly with oak trees.
If you have any photos or videos of wildlife you have spotted over summer or in the new semester don’t forget to send them in!
Can you spot the snake?
These adders were spotted by Milly in her back garden in the Highlands. Check out next weeks fact friday post to learn more about the UK’s only venomous snake!If you’ve spotted an adder or other reptiles you can report it to http://www.recordpool.org.uk/ or take part in the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme! Don’t forget to send your sightings to us too so we can share with other members!