British Wildlife

Swallowtail feeding on thistles in Norfolk
Entomologist and BBC Wildlife contributor Richard Jones explains why this beautiful butterfly is only found in Norfolk.
Grey seals in the snow at Donna Nook
How grey seals deal with stress depends on their personality, discovers the BBC's Chris Howard. 
Tawny owl at roost in woodland (captive bird)
BBC Wildlife writer Mike Toms answers your wild question.
Basking shark
BBC Wildlife contributor Cat Gordon and the Shark Trust talk about sharks around Britain. 
Song thrush
Ornithologist Mike Toms explains the song thrush's unique feeding behaviour.
Common whelk
Q&A editor Sarah McPherson uncovers the mystery of a common beach find. 
Lackford Lakes in the frost
Bundle up warm and see if you can spot any wildlife as you walk off your Christmas Day indulgence and blow away the cobwebs with a visit to a nature reserve.
Whinchat
There has been a 47 per cent range contraction since the early 1970s. Mike Toms from the BTO explains why. 
If you are new to the waders, then make it your business to learn the most common or easy to recognise species first. 
Ash trees have a variety of folklore myths surrounding them
Our native trees have been steeped in myth and legend for thousands of years, each having their own magical associations and stories. 
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