A guide to choosing the best binoculars for wildlife viewing.
First Signs Of Spring In The UK
Half the world may be in a coronavirus-induced ‘lockdown’, but spring has arrived and nature can provide some much-needed relief from the doom and gloom in the news.
In this article we describe some of the things that are lifting our spirits as the temperature begins to rise and nature begins to swing back into action after its winter sleep.
We also invite you to tell us about the sights and sounds of spring that you’ve observed in your part of the world…
Katmai bear cam – watch live footage from Alaska’s Katmai National Park, and discover more about the park and its animal inhabitants.
Cornell bird cams allow you to go birding without leaving your home! Watch live bird cams from all over the United States and beyond…
The best live animal cams – watch wildlife cameras live from all over the world – from the comfort of your home!
As they dart from flower to flower in search of nectar, not only do hummingbird moths look like the birds they are named after, but they also sound like them; the rapid flapping of their wings makes a hummingbird–like buzz.
This page contains hummingbird moth facts, pictures and information. First we’ll find out about hummingbird moths in general before turning our attention to five species of hummingbird moth found in the United States. We’ll also take a look at the related hummingbird hawk-moth, a species found in the UK.
Are sharks mammals or fish? It may seem like an easy question, but it does catch a lot of people out. In this article, we’ll take a look at what makes a shark a fish, rather than a mammal …
Are penguins birds is a question that a surprising number of people ask the internet every day. Of course, regular visitors to Active Wild will already know the answer – we’ve talked about penguins here: Penguin Facts, and here: Antarctic Penguins.
For everyone else, we’ll provide the answer to the question are penguins birds on this page, and we’ll also provide lots of other penguin information …
Is a frog a reptile?
In a nutshell, no; a frog is not a reptile …
A frog is an amphibian!
Which is not the same thing at all!
In this article, we’ll expand on the ‘Is a frog a reptile’ question by explaining the differences between amphibians (like frogs) and reptiles.
So, if you just wanted a quick answer, there you have it: frogs aren’t reptiles. But please do read on: you’ll discover some incredible facts about the differences between amphibians and reptiles.
Is a bird an animal? Well, of course you know the answer to this question. But lots of people don’t! In the Ask Professor Wild series, our resident animal expert is on hand to answer all of your nature and science questions – no matter how silly they may be!
Predation isn’t just something that happens on the African plains: it can happen in your own backyard too!
Here is a video that we filmed just outside the house. The sparrowhawk had recently caught the blackbird, and had flown into the tree with its prey.