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Country diary: all in a night’s work for the greater horseshoe bats
Doddiscombsleigh, Devon: The black sky fizzes with their hidden labours as they busily raise their young

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett

24, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Young country diary: the mystery of the blood-red marks my dad found
The Highlands, Scotland: Something has slashed the tree, and it can’t be a bear as we don’t have them any more

21, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ever heard a shrew warble? Secret sounds of small mammals revealed
Researchers use bat detectors to listen in on hypersonic world of voles, shrews and wood mice

Phoebe Weston

07, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Giraffe grandmothers are high-value family members, say scientists
As with elephants and orcas, worldly wisdom and childcare brings group-survival perks, research suggests

Nicola Davis

03, Aug, 2021 @12:40 PM

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How climate crisis made my British butterfly hunt a race against time
The naturalist Stephen Moss finally achieved his aim to see all 61 of the UK’s butterfly species. But those that thrive on the margins could vanish as temperatures rise

Stephen Moss

01, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Return of the pack: African wild dogs’ epic journey to a new home in Malawi
In an ‘absolute win’ for the endangered species, 14 dogs were transported by road and air to a ‘safe space’ in a country they have not populated in large numbers for decades

Graeme Green

30, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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New biodiversity algorithm ‘will blight range of natural habitats in England’
Natural England biodiversity metric will let valuable wildlife habitat be logged as ‘degraded’ land and penalise rewilding, warn ecologists

Phoebe Weston

21, Jul, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Farm plan poses ‘catastrophic’ threat to Zambian park vital for fruit bats
Conservationists warn of impact on world’s largest mammal migration, key to seed dispersal across Africa

Patrick Greenfield

21, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: a stoat sighting is a pleasant interruption
Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex: I was transfixed by birdsong until a furry face caught my attention

Rob Yarham

13, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: rabbits pose for a classic Easter scene
Langstone, Hampshire: Rabbits may be seen as symbols of fertility, but they are also linked to the idea of the immaculate conception

Claire Stares

02, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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‘It's helped lessen the feeling of doom’: readers' photos of their local wildlife
UK and European readers share their sightings of local wildlife from recent weeks

Guardian readers and Alfie Packham

01, Apr, 2021 @12:35 PM

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Country diary: the annual deer count has us on the hills before dawn
Quantock Hills, Somerset: Looking primarily for red deer, I was so focused on scanning the distance that I almost missed three hinds just metres away

Sara Hudston

01, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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