Tags » Mammals

Otterly Urban

I have to admit to a wry smile whenever I’m watching something like Springwatch or Countryfile, and there’s a piece on otters. There’s generally a slightly southern slant to things, with these wonderful aquatic mustelids seen with night vision cameras, and referred to as ‘rare’ or ‘secretive’. 563 more words


The Nilgiri Marten

The Nilgiri marten (Sc. name: Martes gwatkinsii) is the only marten found in southern India, in the Nilgiris and western Ghats. Martens are fairly widespread members of the family  90 more words


Mating for Life Part 2: Monogamy in Mammals

In the previous post we saw how birds are, generally speaking, the most faithful animals to their mating partners, but which other animals are monogamous? … 553 more words


Ah Rats!

For a long time it was thought that the Brown Rat originated in Norway (indeed it’s Latin name is Rattus norvegicus), but recent (20th century) research confirmed its Asian origin. 119 more words


Going Batty

And I thought photographing Swallows and Martins was difficult… Bats have that same fast, unpredictable flight, with the added complication of falling darkness to contend with. 50 more words


If you go down to the woods today...

There is no better way to spend a summer afternoon than by taking a stroll through a beautiful woodland, especially when you are accompanied by a dedicated naturalist who can point out the incredible diversity of species along the way! 130 more words

Bristol BioBlitz

On the trail of small mammals

With the first session underway we caught up with naturalist Gill Brown and some enthusiastic young wildlife explorers as they searched for signs of mammals in the reserve. 220 more words

Bristol BioBlitz