In one of the small copses at the country park, there is a little wood-chip path which leads you through the tall trees. And every time I wonder along the trail, I notice theres seems to be a different section of the path that has been disturbed and dug out a little. So I decided to set up my new infrared night camera and investigate...
Over the last few decades Red Squirrels have disappeared from most of english countryside. I grew up in Devon and as a kid remember my grandparents telling me about how they used to see them in the nearby woods... So where did they go?
I was out clearing scrub in the woods the other day, when I stumbled upon skull! It was found amongst the decaying leaf litter, along with some other bones too. This tells us it must have died there or at least very nearby - so we're dealing with a woodland creature... Could you guess what animal it's from?
Lichens are fantastic organisms that can tell us a lot about the environment in which they are found - or even where they are not! The Goldeneye lichen hasn't been found in Britain for about a century. Over the last few years it has began to re-colonise here, having been found at various locations along the south coast. Why has it come back?
One hundred and fifty years ago, Red Squirrels roamed every woodland in Britain, without a Grey Squirrel in sight. I've been searching high and low to see a red, for far too long, and my persistence has finally paid off. Though you have to ask, where did all the reds go?