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Hear Britain’s tallest bird:
The mournful bugling of the common crane can be heard again in Britain after 400 years
‘Ooh’ and ‘aah’ at murmurations:
Starlings gather in large roosts and put on one of the most awe-inspiring displays
Wonder at wintering waders:
Hundreds of thousands of world travellers head for our estuaries for the winter
Look up in awe:
Herons return to traditional woodlands in February to nest in treetop colonies
Pay homage to the Russians:
Brent geese gather in their largest numbers in February, preparing for the long flight
Feel the beat of spring:
In the bare branches of our woodlands, woodpeckers are drumming - beating out the rhythm of the season
Sway with dancing grebes:
These slinky water birds are famous for their wonderful courtship dance, a ritual fit for ‘Strictly’
Take a ringside seat:
Early spring is the best time to see the fastest land mammal in the country, the brown hare
Follow a sat-tagged osprey:  
Once just a single pair of ospreys survived in Scotland: now they are back, and March sees the return of nesting birds across Scotland, England and Wales
Seek a soaring sand martin:
Watch out for one of the earliest signs of spring
Pen poetry among daffodils:
The sight of a golden host of daffodils is enough to brighten up the gloomiest of spring days
Enjoy the great rush north:
Spring migration sees a surge of birds looking to make the most of the summer
Shine a light on newts:
Newt courtship beats any flamenco, hands down
Chatter with a natterjack:
The UK’s loudest amphibian is also one of our rarest
Tip-toe among the fritillaries:
See a purple haze of nodding snake’s-head fritillaries
Nurse a passion for purple:
Easter sees the flowering of the purple pasque flower
Go spotting early orchids:
Spikes of purple with spotted leaves adorn our spring grasslands and woods
Be dazzled by bluebells:
Every spring a carpet of colour quietly and steadily unfolds across the country
Watch a rare sky dance:
Britain’s most persecuted bird of prey, the hen harrier’s exuberant display
Eavesdrop on a nightingale:
Late April sees the return of the greatest of the songstresses
Harken to a bittern’s boom:
Springtime reedbeds now resonate to their mournful boom
Get sent packing by grouse:
Red grouse are setting up their territories
Gape at hunting hobbies:
Look skyward over reedbeds and wetlands where this handsome falcon gorges on dragonflies
Scour riverbanks for Ratty:
Head to the riverbank to track down one of our most much-loved mammals, the water vole
Journey to a seabird city:
Experience the sights and sounds (and smells!) of a seabird colony
Hail the success of avocets:
Once a great rarity, the avocet now has top billing on many coastal marshes
Stake out a badger sett:
Set up a night-watch on a sett and be enchanted by badgers going about their business
Fall for THE fastest bird:
The peregrine – the fastest bird in the world - has found a place to live in the middle of our cities
Exalt at skylarks’ song:
The song of the skylark is a quintessential part of the summer in our countryside
Bewitched by a buttercup:
Once a year you can see one of Britain’s rarest wild flowers, the Badgeworth buttercup
Go after Dartford Warbler:
Listen for the rattling of this jaunty little bird
Party with the puffins:
The clown of the seas returns to its clifftop burrows
Spot our largest butterfly:
Head to Norfolk to catch a glimpse of our largest butterfly, the rare swallowtail
Wear a hat for terns:
Visit a tern colony but don’t get too close; tern parents are notoriously feisty!
Hunt woodland beauties:
Head to the woods to enjoy some of Britain’s most dramatic and most endangered butterflies.
Be spellbound by orchids:
Enter a bewitching world of men and monkeys, ladies and lizards, frogs and flies
Delight in a glow worm:
Watch as grasslands light up with glow worms on the lookout for love
Track down a tiger:
Britain’s largest tiger beetle is on the prowl on some special southern heathlands
Rejoice in Manxie’s chorus:Let your spirits soar with the incredible sound of shearwaters calling through a wild night
Head seawards on safari:
Now's the time to make the most of our coast
Haunt a churring nightjar:
The eerie mechanical call and wing-slapping display of the nightjar returns
Thrill to damsels and dragons:
Take a front row seat for a colourful show of aerodynamics at the water’s edge
Go batty as night falls:
Explore the nocturnal world of the bat
Make a splash with gannets:
Head out to sea to experience the feeding frenzy of our largest seabird
Play the summer blues:
See if you can tell the difference between a chalkhill and an Adonis butterfly
Hurrah for the king:
Head to the river bank for a chance of spotting a kingfisher
Join the toadlet exodus:
Watch thousands of tiny toads head out into the big wide world
Discover rare spoonbill:
The bizarre spoonbill has returned to breed in on our shores
Lounge with a lizard:Soak up the sun with snakes and lizards
Admire our eager beavers:
Return of the native? Beavers could be making their way back to British waterways
Marvel at migration:
Autumn migration sees tens of millions of birds heading south for the winter
Forage for Autumn’s bounty:
Hedgerows and woodlands are laden with autumn fruits and nuts
Go nuts over squirrel nutkin:
Red squirrels are at their most visible during the autumn as they forage and cache nuts
Ramble through purple:
Our heaths and moors are at their most colourful
Foray for fungi:
Explore the magical kingdom of mushrooms and toadstools.
Gaze in awe at reds’ rut:
The autumn is mating season for our largest land mammal, the red deer
Wander the wild wood:
Enjoy the autumn colours of our wonderful woods
Cheer on the salmon run:
One of the great journeys of the natural world
Try a wild goose chase:
Be amazed as a quarter of the world’s pink-footed geese fly over your head
Go on a winter ghost hunt:
Savour the sight of a beautiful barn owl as it hunts on silent wings
Fall in love with a pup:
The soap opera of a grey seal colony at its busiest
Revel in roosting wagtails:
Take a break from the shopping season to marvel at the wagtails sharing our city centres
Lie in wait for an otter:
The comeback king is back on our rivers
Kiss beneath the mistletoe:
Keep your eyes peeled for this festive favourite
Rock 'n' Roll with geology:
Connect the wildlife you love with the rocks and geology beneath your feet
Wrap up for a raptor roost:
Head east to experience one of the greatest concentrations of birds of prey in the country.

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