Photo of the week by Danny Green Photography.
Red deer Cervus elaphus are a native species having migrated to Britain from Europe 11,000 years ago. The breeding season or rut, occurs from the end of September to November. Stags return to the hind’s home range and compete for them by engaging in elaborate displays of dominance. Red deer graze on grasses and small shrubs, putting them in conflict with farmers and foresters, for which, man...agement is often locally applied.
Photo of the Week by Neil McIntyre Photography Workshops & Tours
Scotland is a European stronghold for the Otter Lutra lutra and they now occur over the whole of the country. Otters belong to the same family as badgers, stoats and weasels. They are largely solitary, semi-aquatic mammals that obtain most of their food from lochs, rivers or the sea. The Scottish population unusually comprises a particularly high proportion, 50% or more, of coastal-dwelling individuals that feed almost exclusively in the sea.
Photo of the Week by Lizzie Shepherd Photography from the Wild Nature Diary 2018.
The woodlands along the River Wharfe near Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire have some of the finest beech and sessile oak stands in England. These majestic woods are home to a myriad of wildlife including roe deer, otters, kingfisher and a great variety of woodland bird species including warblers, woodpeckers and flycatchers....
Photo of the Week is by Neil McIntyre Photography Workshops & Tours, featured in the Wild Nature Diary 2018.
The Bearberry is common in Scotland, on moorland and mountainsides, especially in the Highlands, and extends south as far as Yorkshire. A medicinal herbal extraction from bearberry leaves called Arbutin is used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract....
Photo of the Week by Danny Green Photography, from the Wild Nature Diary 2018, available now.
The Bearded Reedling is a wetland specialist, breeding colonially in large reed beds by lakes or swamps. The largest single population in Britain is to be found in the reedbeds at the mouth of the River Tay in Perth and Kinross, where there may be in excess of 250 pairs. Because it is resident all year round, bearded reedlings suffer declining ...numbers in severe winters.
Photo of the Week by John Beatty, from the Wild Nature Diary 2018, available now.
The Menai Strait occupies a glacially-eroded bedrock trough which has subsequently flooded, separating mainland Wales from Anglesey. The tidal-swept bedrock is a mixture of mudstone, sandstone, limestone and slate. Boulders and coarse mobile sediments create a rich and unique marine environment for molluscs, sponges, marine algae and fish. The Menai Strait...s have international significance being a ‘special area of conservation with marine components’.
Photo of the Week by Mark Hamblin Nature Photography from the Wild Nature Diary 2018, available now.
Roe deer Capreolus capreolus are native to Britain, having been here since before the Mesolithic period 6,000-10,000 years ago. They are browsers that select different food types including herbs, brambles, heather, bilberry and tree shoots. Browsing of tree shoots and agricultural crops puts them in conflict with farmers and foresters du...e to economic damage. Roe deer populations require careful management to maintain health and quality and to ensure a sustainable balance with their environment.
Photo of the week:
The rounded summit of Beinn a Caillich 732m in the Red Cuillin of Skye. Whereas the neighbouring Black Cuillin are composed of jagged volcanic gabbro rock, the Red Cuillin are mainly pink granites and have weathered differently forming smooth rolling peaks. The John Muir Trust acquired this estate in 1991 and manage it for conservation....
Photograph by John Beatty
As editor and publisher of the Wild Nature Diary and Calendar, I would like to introduce our new "Week to View" page. Every week between now and Christmas we will publish the 'current week' page and caption, that appears in our 2018 edition of @wildnaturediary. I hope you will enjoy this collection and share.
Week 36 September 3rd -9th 2018.
Photograph by Jeanie Lazenby...
Due to the solubility of limestone, these exposed limestone pavements are associated with unusual landforms. The most characteristic surface feature of limestone pavements is their division into blocks or clints, bounded by deep vertical fissures, grikes. Clints and grikes form when run-off and rainwater carrying carbonic acid dissolves the weaknesses and widens the cracks until they become fissures over thousands of years. Twistleton Scar, North west Yorkshire.
The new Wild Nature Calendar 2018 contains 12 stunning images from award winning photographers. Each month offers insight and inspiration with informative captions, nature notes and a clear, easy to use design to enhance any wall in the home or office.
Find out more at www.wild-nature.co.uk
Cover photography by Jeanie Lazenby Photography