newsletter What's Going Wild in June 2024?


Puffins spend most of their lives out at sea, but during their breeding season from late March through to late July they come on land to... keep reading >

Photo of the Week

Checkout the "Photo of the Week" and view more in the archive.  If you've got a good nature photo you'd like to contribute to the UK Safari website please send it in... keep reading >


Millions of little baby frogs and toads, no bigger than your finger tip, will be leaving lakes, ponds, streams and ditches this month to take their... keep reading >

fox cub

Around half a million fox cubs are born in the UK every year and most of them will be experiencing their first adventures above ground this month.  For a while the cubs will... keep reading >


June is a good time to go otter watching.  There's no guarantee you'll spot one, but there's worse things you could do than to sit quietly by the... keep reading >

Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Flies belong to an ancient group of insects known as 'Mecopterans'.  Despite their fierce sounding name and slightly dangerous looking tails, Scorpion Flies are... keep reading >

pyramidal orchids

There are about 25,000 known species of orchid in the world.  Around 50 of these species can be found growing wild in the UK countryside and many of them will be... keep reading >

Zebra Spider

On sunny days you can see these little black and white striped arachnids running about on walls and fences in search of prey.  Zebra spiders... keep reading >

Elephant Hawkmoth

If you thought all moths were a dull brown colour and ate holes in your clothes, then think again.  This month you could be pleasantly surprised.  Some... keep reading >

Grass Snake eggs

The female Grass snakes which mated in April will now be looking for suitable sites to lay their eggs.  The grass snake is easily recognised by... keep reading >


Maybe it's the way that they move so slowly.  Possibly it's the fact that they're not really worms at all.  Most likely it's the way that their bottoms... keep reading >

Banded Demoiselle

Banded Demoiselles take to the air in June.  With a wingspan of around 70mm they're one of the largest damselflies in the UK.  The beautiful... keep reading >

Grounded Baby Bat

Baby bats (pups) are usually born in June.  They're tiny - about the size of a 50p piece, but when you compare the size of the pup to the mother you... keep reading >

Flower Moth

It may look fairly ordinary, but this little insect is a living fossil.  It's the moth that time forgot.  It's literally a dinosaur among Lepidoptera and it goes by... keep reading >

Baby Thrush

Many birds will be raising their young this month, and within a few weeks many chicks will be leaving their nests, often before they are able to... keep reading >

Common Blue butterfly

The numbers of butterflies on the wing increases this month, and one species you might see is the Common Blue.  It's the most frequently... keep reading >

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