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We know wildlife watching can be tricky if you're not sure where to start, so we've put together some handy guides to popular wildlife watching activities for your garden, a town centre, your local green space, a nature reserve.

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...Recording Birds

...Recording Birds

You don’t need binoculars or lots of ID knowledge to record birds in your local area! You can watch birds anywhere – your garden, a local park or green space, while you’re taking a walk or using an accessible trail, or at a nature reserve.

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...Deciphering Mammal Tracks and Signs

...Deciphering Mammal Tracks and Signs

This is your chance to become a nature detective! Many mammals are shy and difficult to find – but they leave plenty of signs behind, like footprints, tufts of hair and burrows. You can use these clues to find out which species are visiting your local area.

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...Going on a Bug Quest

...Going on a Bug Quest

Scientifically, 'bugs' only refers to particular insects - things like shield bugs and aphids. But if you go on a bug quest, you'll find a huge diversity of invertebrates! Even a small garden is home to minibeasts like caterpillars, ladybirds, worms, woodlice, millipedes, and spiders.

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...a Sunset Bat Search

...a Sunset Bat Search

The Bat Conservation Trust's sunset survey is ideal if you've never done any bat recording before - you don't even need a bat detector!

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...Recording Butterflies

...Recording Butterflies

You can record butterflies anywhere - in your garden or local green space, on a walk or at a nature reserve. Most are large and easy to identify, so they're a great place to start if you haven't done much wildlife recording before.

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