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Some of the wildlife to see in the Uk

Discussion in 'Wildlife' started by stephenjames213, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. stephenjames213

    stephenjames213 Technical Support

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    Sorry guys can only post 15 pics per post

    Some of the wildlife to look out for while walking, camping or just stopping for a spot of lunch in the countryside.

    In the uk we are surrounded by a mass of woodland and wildlife that populate them as there homes or hunting/feeding grounds. The british countryside is a magical place to be all year round with a hive of activity during the day and night.

    Some of the animals to see are stated below:


    Adders:


    · One of six british species of reptiles, they are a cold blooded reptile so warmth is needed , which is why you will see them basking in the sun upon a rock or in the open on short grassy areas.
    · Although their bite is poisonous, they will try to avoid human contacted , they are very shy and sensitive ,they are not aggressive and will not lay around waiting to attack.
    · They have a zig-zag pattern that runs down there back to their tail, very in colour, females are brown, males are grey and occasionally black.
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    Amphibians:
    There are six native to britain.
    · The common frog.
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    · Common toad.
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    · Natterjack toad.
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    · Great crested newt.
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    · Smooth newt.
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    · Palmate newt.
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    All of which are protected from being sold or traded, both the Natterjack and Great crested newt are further protected by the law.


    Barn owls:
    They are protected by the wildlife and countryside act, which makes it an offence to kill orinjure and a big no
    no on taking a wild bird from it’s home and destroying their eggs.
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    Bees & Wasps:
    In total there are 460 species of them. They are made up from social wild bees (i.e.Bumble),solitary, social
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    wasps (i.e. traditional and hornets and solitary).
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    They are very important insect , bees are responsible for pollinating our flowers, while wasps eat many kinds of insects that are pests.
     

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  2. fishingwalkies

    fishingwalkies Slightly Addicted

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    By recognising and following some of the animals on the list will lead you to some good sources of food and water, aswell as being a source of food!
     
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    wildman Slightly Talkative

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    I believe some species of amphibians CAN be sold/traded. Currently too ill to go throught the list though.
     
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    Cavatina Extremely Talkative

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    What's up mate?????
     
  5. stephenjames213

    stephenjames213 Technical Support

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    All reptiles and amphibians native to the uk are in danger there for protected from being sold or traded under the wildlife and countryside act