Category: London Wildlife

Hidden in the Reeds 0

Hidden in the Reeds

We are very in lucky in London to have some wonderful sites for wildlife in the heart of the city. One of my very favourites, which if you are a regular blog reader you...

Tis the season for…. chasing one’s neighbour up a tree 0

Tis the season for…. chasing one’s neighbour up a tree

Keeping a beady eye on the neighbours! During a recent Wild Capital wildlife walk at Fulham Palace, we observed grey squirrels communicating through motions, postures, vocalisations and chases. Here an individual enjoys an acorn...

Moments spent with Swans 0

Moments spent with Swans

Over the past couple of weeks, I have enjoyed some really lovely moments with London’s most graceful resident; the swan. We are very lucky that such a beautiful and charismatic bird is happy to live...

London’s October Storm: A Revealing Wind 0

London’s October Storm: A Revealing Wind

The storm approaches The “Great Storm” which hit London in October was a bit of excitement for some and a concern for others. Whatever your own experience of the storm last week, let’s consider...

Sun Loving City Dwellers 0

Sun Loving City Dwellers

We aren’t the only ones who have enjoyed the lovely warm summer days this year. Much of our wildlife is reliant upon the weather for certain life history events to take place. Plants coming...

Snail shells 0

Snail shells

Two different types of snail shell discovered today in the Thames. The top one is a Nerite Snail (Theodoxus fluviatilis), the bottom one is a Laver Spire Shell (Hydrobia ulvae). Both can tolerate the...

Great Crested Grebes 0

Great Crested Grebes

Some nice images of a Great Crested Grebe family at the London Wetland Centre, taken on Tuesday. In the last photo the chicks are hitching a ride on the parents back. You can just...

Visit by a Nocturnal Alien 0

Visit by a Nocturnal Alien

One of the natural history peculiarities of London is that it is here where aliens often land. And yes, in this case they are little and green… I mean alien in the ecological sense...

Common Swift Moth Larva 0

Common Swift Moth Larva

Meet the larva of the Common Swift Moth (Hepialus lupulinus). This larva feeds underground in the soil on the roots of grasses and many other herbaceous plants. The species is the commonest of the Swift...