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What's Going Wild in February?


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Toads Crossing Roads

Toads start plodding back to the ponds where they developed from egg to adult in February.  The best time to see them is at night.  Take a torch with you to... more >



Photo of the Week

Checkout the "Photo of the Week" and view more in the archive.  If you've got a good nature photo you'd like to contribute to the UK Safari website please send it in... more >



Badger Cubs

If you could take a glimpse into the underground life in a badger's sett in February, you would witness the females, or sows, giving birth to their young known as... more >



Happy Feet

Great Crested Grebes perform their amazing 'Penguin Dance' in February.  It's all part of an elaborate courtship display which starts with a lot of head shaking and fluffing... more >



Headbangers

In late winter and early spring male great spotted woodpeckers are out head-banging.  You'll notice them especially in the early morning as they beat out a repetitive "rat-a-tat-tat" sound on a... more >



Life At The Top

One of the earliest birds to start nesting each year is the rook.  Rooks obviously like a challenge.  Not only do they build their nests at the highest point of the tallest trees, but they choose to... more >



Bumblebee Babies

Amaze (or bore) your friends in February with your bumble bee knowledge.  Simply point to any that you see with absolute certainty and say "oh look, a... more >



Fungi in February

The poisonous Sulphur Tuft fungi often sprout out of old tree stumps or fallen branches in February.  They help to break down the dead wood by feeding on the remaining nutrients... more >



Scared of the Light

You could find one of these in February, but you'd be lucky.  Very few people ever get to see one.  Like the goths of the spider world this species goes out of its way to avoid sunlight... more >



Kissing Season

There's an old English saying that when gorse is out of bloom, then kissing is out of season.  Luckily we have three species of gorse here in the UK, and at any time of the year at... more >



The Hissing Butterfly

The Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) is one of the few butterflies in the UK which hibernates as an adult. When the cold weather sets in the peacock seeks out hollow trees, attics and... more >



Where do Ladybirds go in Winter?

In late autumn and early winter it's not uncommon to find ladybirds huddled together in large groups, sometimes numbering thousands.  Ladybirds hibernate through the winter as... more >



Mini Miners

Anyone who has spent any time scrutinising a bramble bush at this time of year (is it just me then?) will recognise the squiggly trail left by the caterpillar of a... more >





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