Butterflies, Conservation, Meadows, 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, Meadows, 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, Meadows, 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?