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Misty New Forest dawn

Seasonal Update - January 2019

A review of last month's weather & citizen science opportunities, plus new research on "stealth-coated moths" that avoid bats and Arctic fox caching behaviour.

Wildlife Watching - January

Wildlife Watching - January

A round of up the wildlife highlights to be found during January, including a look at bank vole behaviour and the flocking of waders.

Frosty New Forest

Seasonal Update - December 2018

A review of last month's weather & citizen science opportunities, plus new research on reducing shark bycatch with magnets & noise pollution on long-eared owls.

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Wildlife Watching - December

A round of up the wildlife highlights to be found during December, including a look at the Chinese water deer rut and the ecology of mistletoe.

Autumn colours on the New Forest

Seasonal Update - November 2018

A round up of last month's weather & citizen science opportunities, plus new research on climate change & record-breaking whale sharks..

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Wildlife Watching - November

A round of up the wildlife highlights to be found during November, including a look at the salmon run and the science of starling murmurations.

Pannage pigs on New Forest road

Pigging out in the forest: the Common of Mast in Britain

Pannage is the practice of letting pigs into woodland to eat the acorns that can be toxic to ponies, but there's more to it than that - much more.

Hedgehog eating catfood

Nature Blog - Helping hedgehogs this autumn

Putting food out for hedgehogs can be a real life-saver during autumn, helping them put on weight for hibernation. Here's a look at what, and what not, to feed them.

Chestnut leaves changing colour

Seasonal Update - October 2018

A round up of last month's weather, citizen science opportunities & the deer rut, plus new research on sharks eating plants and hedgehog distribution in Britain.

Sun rising through mist

Seasonal Update - September 2018

A round up of last month's weather and citizen science opportunities, plus new research on how foxes reduce tick populations and flight distance in blackbirds.