Yep, I know, Sparrowhawk is in the headline but I won’t be getting straight in to that, just needed a catchy title. Click bait? Maybe… but hey 😉 Anyway, last Saturday my friend Sean and I went for a spot of early morning bird watching at a local nature reserve called Spinnies. I’d never heard … More Sparrowhawk at Spinnies
Hello, it has been a very long time, i know. So here is just a quick post about my newer tarantula to, hopefully, get me back into writing posts. I have been keeping a Pumpkin patch tarantula (Hapalopus sp) for a couple of years now (I’ll hopefully do a post on her at some point) … More Cyriocosmus sellatus
A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I took a trip to the local botanical gardens at Treborth in search of some amphibians. Due to the mild winter, we went to see if we could spot some of the toads emerging early. Sadly, we did not see any. This is likely to be because … More Trip to Treborth
Arizona, known for being incredibly hot and dry, not the kind of place you expect to find amphibians. However, during our trip we saw several species (not as many as the trip last year as we did not experience a flood!), so I thought that I would share my two favorite amphibians from Arizona. Couch’s spadefoot … More Arizona Amphibians
Hey guys, well I am back from Arizona! It was an incredible experience and we saw a remarkable number of species. While the Reptiles and Amphibians were the trips main focus, I found the invertebrates (particularly the Arachnids) fascinating. So I thought I’d kick the Arizona posts off with one about two of my favourite … More Arizona Arachnids
Hey everyone, Firstly I’d like to apologise for the lack of posts recently, after France I was busy sorting things for my trip to Arizona and getting some University work done. I am currently in Arizona on a Herpetology field trip with my University, I’ve been here since Friday and so far it has been … More Arizona!
Hello, I have now returned from France and am back in England! However, I haven’t finished writing about the wildlife I found out there, so the next few entries will likely still be about the animals that I encountered in France. Once I have completed the South of France posts I will start writing about British … More England!!
Quite a short post today about how I came across a gorgeously green Saddle-Backed Bush Cricket in the South of France. It had reached that time again where we’d said goodnight and were all retreating to our bedrooms, when my Dad’s head appeared from the stairwell that leads to my room. In a similar fashion … More Cricket by the Bed
The European Beaver (Castor fiber) I had never seen a beaver before, until yesterday. We were driving back from the lovely small town of Villeneuve and decided to go through the petit ville that is Salles Courbaties to check the place out. Whilst on the way out we drove parallel to a delightful little stream, … More Beaver on the bank
With incredibly long legs, they move at rapid speeds and inhabit our homes, house centipedes (Scutigera coleoptrata) are a common household invertebrate. They are found in many parts of the world, and are both feared and disliked by many people. However, I feel that this reputation is unjust as they are both very useful and … More House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata)