Grasslands, Heathland, Wildlife, Woodland

Arne’s best kept secret – the majestic White Hart!

Arne is a nature reserve on the edge of Poole harbour in Dorset, which boasts a biodiverse mix of heath, mudflats and ancient oak woodland. This makes it a fantastic location for exploring, spotting wildlife and whiling away the time; and if you’re lucky enough, you may just stumble upon a creature of legend...

Birdwatching, Conservation, Grasslands, Wildlife, Woodland

The menacing laugh of a Green Woodpecker!

Woodpeckers are fascinating birds, well renowned for their tree drilling capabilities, but the Green Woodpecker is a bit of an oddball here in the UK. More often spotted on the ground or swooping low across open grassland, I managed to film one on a tree at Durlston Country Park in Dorset...

Conservation, Grasslands, Reptiles, Wildlife

The UK’s only VENOMOUS snake!

Adder's have a bit of a dangerous reputation, but are they really out to kill us? Of course not, but they do take one of the top spots for deadliest animals in the UK. Unfortunately seeing one is a rare opportunity, as they're such shy creatures, but luckily I know the perfect spot to find them. Check out the video below to learn more...

Bugs, Conservation, Grasslands, Wildlife

Introducing… the UK’s largest insect!

Aptly named the Great Green Bush Cricket - who else was it going to be? I spent all summer searching in their rough grassland habitat, only to spot this one crossing the road in front of me! Mind you with those legs, it can't be hard to stay one 'step' ahead...

Butterflies, Conservation, Grasslands, Wildlife

Where to see the elusive Lulworth Skipper!

Not only is the Lulworth Skipper almost the smallest of Britain's 59 butterfly species, it can also only be found on 10-15 mile stretch of Dorset coast, in the entireity of the UK. This sets quite the precedent for the challenge to spot one! Luckily I know just the place to find them...

Bugs, Conservation, Grasslands, Wildlife

Where do Bloody-nosed beetles get their name?

Bloody-nosed beetles are large black leaf beetles, with rounded bodies and long legs. They are flightless, so often spotted wandering about the countryside in their characteristic slow, what can only be described as a 'plod'.  But what's in the name?

Bugs, Conservation, Grasslands, Wildlife

The only honey-making bee!

Did you know that there is only one species of honeybee in the UK? The Western Honeybee is completely unique amongst 250 species of bees in our country, including 25 types of bumblebee, and many many solitary and mining bee species! So why does this species make honey?