British Wildlife

A female emperor dragonfly ovipositing (laying eggs)
Visit some of the best places in the UK to see dragonflies and damselflies. 
Are there big cats in the British countryside?
Photos of 'big cats' taken on trailcams or smartphones are not evidence for their presence in the British countryside, says Andrew Kitchener. 
A smooth snake in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Discover fascinating facts about the UK's rarest snake species, the smooth snake. 
Orchids are commonly found in wildflower meadows
The UK has lost 97 per cent of its meadow habitat since the 1940s. Discover more about this beautiful habitat, thanks to Plantlife.
Turning back the clock to recreate a traditional wildflower meadow has been a labour of love for Trevor Dines.
The European water vole is a large species of rodent found throughout much of Britain, but has undergone a serious decline in numbers. 
Hornet robberfly (Asilus crabroniformis)
We asked entomologist Steven Falk to choose his top robberflies to spot in the UK.
Orange-tip butterfly egg
Discover how to find and identify eggs of five common butterfly species.
Sunrise over bluebells in Warwickshire
We asked conservation organisations and BBC Wildlife readers for their favourite bluebell locations.
Nightingale singing in a tree
Slightly larger than a robin, the nightingale is well-known for its lilting, beautiful song but can be surprisingly hard to spot. 
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