4th October 2016
Below is a list of the sites that I consider well worth a visit if
you wish to investigate some of the topics covered on this website
further. For convenience, I have separated them into sections. New
sites will be added as I stumble across them but, if there is a site
that you think should be on this page, please e-mail me with the
URL(s). Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee that all submitted websites
will be included. Please note that, although I have visited and assessed the content of these sites on several occasions, I cannot be held responsible for changes to the content of external links
since my last visit.
e-mail any concerns about content to me. Links to websites of those people who have helped with this site can,
for contact purposes, be found on the Many Thanks page.
Please note: Some of the below are commercial websites that are included because they may be of use/interest to
readers. Their inclusion here does not, however, count as an endorsement
for their products/services. Please report any broken links to the
Dogs and other Carnivores
Fungi and Plants
General Wildlife Blogs and Websites
Local Wildlife Groups
Nature Photo Galleries
Science and Nature Directories
Sharks, Rays and Ocean Life
Wildlife Products and Services
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
Wildlife Web Forums
Distress in Animals: Is it Fear, Pain or Physical Stress?
An article on the emotions of animals by behaviourists Temple
Grandin and Mark Deesing
The definitive online resource to badgers in the UK. The site
contains information about the European badger, including details of
badger ecology, where and how to watch these animals, links to other 'badgery'
information on the web and activities for children.
A conservation organization (formally the National Federation of
Badger Groups) whose aim is the protection of badgers through education.
The trust represents some 60 local badger groups and is composed of a
number of badger experts who offer advice to governmental bodies.
Devon Badger Watch
Website of the the Devon Badger Watch. The site contains some
general information about badgers, but is primarily concerned with
introducing people to these animals and run various badger watching
trips, including some aimed at children.
South Yorkshire Badger
Website of the South Yorks Badger Group, which contains details
about the activities of the charity, as well as information about
badgers and, in particular, bovine TB.
Tales from the Wood - The Diary
of a Badger Watching Man
A fantastic blog site documenting the personal experiences of the
naturalist author. The site contains a wealth of information about
badgers, along with photos, videos and more general musings by the
author. There is an informative guide to badger watching, as well as a
forum in which to ask questions.
University of Michigan's Badger Narrative
Part of the University's Animal Diversity Web program, this site
contains details on the natural history of the European badger.
A non-profit organization in California dedicated to the education,
conservation, research and rehabilitation of bats.
Bat Conservation and
Information on the conservation and management of bat populations
across North America.
Bat Conservation Trust (UK)
Information of UK bat species, their conservation and detailed
information on care for grounded bats. Also contains information about
Local Bat Groups.
A fascinating website designed to educate all age groups on the life
styles of bats. Contains details of all UK Bat Groups.
Bat information and research provided by the University of Bristol.
First Nature: Bats
An illustrated guide to the bats of Britain and Europe.
Very accessible information aimed at children of all ages, from
Jones' Flying Foxes on Bellingen Island (Australia)
Some breath-taking photos of New South Wales' Fruit bats by
freelance photographer Vivien Jones.
British Garden Birds
Fantastic site by amateur birdwatcher and BTO Regional
Representative for Yorkshire Southwest and Yorkshire Southeast regions
David Gains. The site contains information on common species of bird
seen in gardens across Britain as well as a wealth of information from
bird baths to bird photography. David has clearly put a lot of effort
into the site and it shows. Well worth a visit.
A conservation and rehabilitation centre devoted to educating and
inspiring members of the public (particularly school children) about
Britain's native fauna. The Centre is home to more than 40 different
species of British birds and mammals and is open to the public for
visits and photography days. The Centre is also part of captive breeding
schemes for several endangered British mammal species, including the Red
squirrel, Scottish wildcat and Hazel dormouse. Moreover, the site
contains a collection of stunning photos by the Centre's head keeper,
Environmental Library: Endangered Animals
Website of the African American Environmentalist Association
offering information on the conservation of endangered species. This
site is a link resource to other new and conservation sites and is aimed
Marine Conservation Society
A UK-based marine charity committed to cleaning up and conserving
the marine environment.
Natural History Museum (London)
Promoting the discovery, understanding, enjoyment, and responsible
use of the natural world. This site allows you to explore their
world-class collections, fantastic exhibitions and cutting-edge research
Natural History Museum - Local Natural History Societies Portal
A page on the NHM's site from where you can explore the diverse
world of Local Natural History Societies. LNHS do terrific work in
biological surveying, recording and teaching and require your support,
membership and interest in order to prosper.
People and Wildlife
Website of the People and Wildlife Initiative that acts as a hub for
all matters related to human-wildlife conflicts.
Water Conservation for Kids
Website of Water Policy International, aimed at teaching children
about water conservation. The site contains links to various other
resources with the goal of helping children learn about the water cycle
and how we use water.
Wild on Wight
Website detailing the biodiversity on the Isle of Wight off the
Hampshire coast. The site is constructed by the Isle of Wight Council
and contains information and links on protecting their endangered
species, along with details of the various habitats to be found on the
island. There is also an online library from where various publications
of the Isle of Wight Biodiversity Group can be downloaded as PDFs.
Wildlife Conservation & Research
Part of the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology, this unit
if fronted by Prof. David Macdonald and contains some of the world's
foremost vertebrate biologists and ecologists. The Unit has projects
across the world, and has carried out the single most detailed study of
an English woodland ecosystem -- Wytham Woods in Oxford -- ever
Wild Spirits of Nova Scotia
Wild Spirits is a wildlife conservation project in Canada, run by
WildCRU biologists Christina Buesching and Chris Newman. According to
Drs. Buesching and Newman: "The proposed study will use a variety of
census and survey tools to look at indicators of [climate] change over a
variety of species, habitats and ecosystems."
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
A charity supporting research into, and protection of, cetaceans.
Zoological Society of London
The ZSL is spearheading ground-breaking and cutting-edge research in
zoology and conservation around the world. The Society also provides
visitors with an opportunity to see and learn about some of the species
and habitats they're involved in protecting and understanding when they
visit their zoos in London (London Zoo) and Bedfordshire (Whipsnade).
British Deer Parks and Farmers
An umbrella group of deer parks and deer farmers in the UK. The
association promotes deer farming and the sale of venison.
British Deer Society
A national charity providing advice on deer biology and deer
management. The site contains brief profiles on all species of deer
found within the UK, including a list of some species held in parks. The
website really excels in the coverage of deer legislation.
Deer Collisions Project
An initiative setup to highlight the problems of deer-vehicle
collisions in Europe and promote research into reducing the number of
road traffic accidents involving these animals.
A broad partnership of statutory, voluntary and private interests
dedicated to "ensuring the delivery of a sustainable, well-managed wild
deer population in England and Wales".
Deer Study and Resource Centre
An organisation, containing various experts in deer biology and
management, offering advice on deer natural history.
Isle of Rum Red Deer
Described as 'the longest-running study of a wild mammal in Britain'
the Red Deer Project was established in 1953 and is now run by a team of
biologists at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities. A great deal of what
we currently know about the natural history of the Red deer has come
from this project.
Montana State University – Deer Need Tough Love This Winter
A well-written article from 2003 about how feeding deer early in the
winter can result in a dependence on people later in the season.
Dogs and other Carnivores
Canid Specialist Group
Lots of scientific information about the dogs, wolves and foxes of
Carnivore Ecology and
Online resources on carnivore biology and ecology aimed at
scientists and conservationists.
Dr P's Dog
Dr. Mark Plonsky's site containing everything you ever wanted to
know about domestic dogs...and then some!
International Wolf Center
Details of the activities of the IWC in Minnesota along with some
information on basic wolf biology and various activities for children.
Derbyshire Fox Rescue
A rescue charity offering advice and treatments for mange in foxes.
Educational website covering many aspects of Red fox biology and
behaviour. The site includes a forum in which to ask questions and share
stories and a superb collection of fox audio clips.
A nice site packed full of foxy info. Topics include: "Finding
Foxes", "Finding Earths", "Vocalisation" and "Socialisation &
Communication". Coupled with a host of information -- including how to
properly dispose of your waste so that it won't injure wildlife -- are
some brilliant photos of the foxes this organisation helps.
Lakeland Hunting Memories
Superbly informative website constructed by Ron Black. The site
deals with the history of fox hunting in the Lakeland Fells (Cumbria).
The site also includes one of, if not the, most detailed accounts of the
'greyhound' fox of legend.
Living with Urban Foxes
An advisory booklet produced by Bristol City Council answering some
of the commonly asked questions about foxes in urban areas. This links
directly to a PDF.
National Fox Welfare Society
The NFWS was the brainchild of fox biologist Martin Hemmington.
Based in Northamptonshire, the society gives free advice to members of
the public regarding fox care and how to deal with problem foxes.
A fabulous Vicki Fox guest site by avid fox watcher and artist John
Martin. The site contains first-hand accounts of the fox activity
witnessed by Mr. Martin near his suburban home along with some superb
OzFoxes Fox Web
Website by artists Margaret and Robert Carspecken. The site contains
some well-written and amusing fox-related information, including a bio
of foxes and some FAQs. The site is also the home of the web-renowned
foxy comic strip Faux Pas.
Edward Island (PEI) Foxes
Another fascinating Vicki Fox guest site, this time by fox lover
Janet Wright. On her site, Janet provides some first-hand observations
on a family of foxes that regularly visit her farm in SE Canada. The
site also contains some excellent photos and video stills of the foxes
The Domestic Fox
Details of the re-homing of foxes produced as part of the Russian
Fox Domestication Experiment.
The Fox Project
Charity devoting its time and energy to the rescue and
rehabilitation of Red foxes in the UK. The site also contains
authoritative articles on disease and fox deterrence.
The Fox Website
Everything you ever wanted to know about Red foxes, from a very
reliable source. The site was created (and is maintained) by Bristol
University's Mammal Research unit, including some heavy hitters in the
mammal-research world, such as Professor Stephen Harris.
The Sitting Fox
A fantastic website about Red foxes, although the site also attempts
to document other wildlife in the author's area. The site contains blogs
detailing the comings-and-goings of the author's local fox family along
with some superb photos and some awesome behavioural interactions caught
on video. This is all bound together by a strong and highly accurate
overview of the study and concepts of ecology and the natural history of
foxes. Highly recommended.
The World of Vicki Fox
A nice site by Michael Russell with superb cartoon artwork from
Laura Howell. This neat site contains 'Vicki Fox' comic strips and is
the host for some excellent personal observation web logs about foxes.
University of Michigan Red Fox Narrative
Part of the University's Animal Diversity Web program, this section
includes a comprehensive overview of the natural history of the Red fox.
A very interesting fox information database. Admittedly something of
a challenge to navigate, but some interesting and useful information
Fungi and Plants
Northern Ireland Fungus Group
Highly informative website covering many different aspects of fungus
natural history. Includes details on participating in recording forays
and various survey reports.
General Wildlife Blogs and Websites
Website of Jenny Bailey detailing photographically the range of
wildlife that visits her garden. The site also contains some stunning
shots of her garden changing with the seasons and a list of garden
plants that deer tend not to eat.
To those people who frequent the BBC message boards or the Elmhurst
Solution Forums, ktdykes (or Trevor) is a username synonymous with
extinct mammals. Not only is Trevor a very knowledgeable person on the
subject of palaeo-mammals, he manages to combine the -- at times rather
daunting -- science with his unique brand of humour. The result is a
site that is not only factually accurate -- at least as much as
palaeontologists ever seem to agree! -- but also written in a language
accessible to all.
Ron Bury's Wildlife
Scottish Wildlife, Landscape and Waterscape Fine Art Photography
from the Highlands of Scotland Fine Art Prints from Scottish Wildlife
Photography and Digital Artwork by Ron Bury. This is Ron's blog, which
also contains information about Scottish Red squirrel surveys.
The Inked Naturalist
General wildlife and natural history musings by freelance ecologist
and writer Tristan Reid.
The Natural Stuff
Website of naturalist and taxidermist Jonathan McGowan. Jonathan is,
in his own words, a "all round naturalist" who currently sits as the
deputy curator of Bournemouth Natural History Society's museum. This
site is focused on Jonathan's Natural History interests and contains
photos of his forays into the wild as well as of his meticulous
taxidermy. There are also a page dedicated to unusual natural history
(including 'road kill recipes') and a link to Jonathan's other passion:
investigating reports of big cats in Britain.
A veritable treasure-trove of information on British Wildlife.
Information included on this site includes species profiles, things to
do (including: making decorations, dissecting bird pellets, dolphin
watch and building nest boxes for birds) and a nature shop.
When To Watch Wildlife
An excellent site by Peter "McS", a botanist-by-training, providing
a month-by-month guide to wildlife here in the UK.
Wild South London:
It's a jungle out there...
A nature blog by Will Penrose detailing some of his wanderings around
A general UK nature and outdoors lifestyle website, created by Matt
A charity involved in protecting and educating people about European
Hedgehogs. Their site includes FAQ, general information on hedgehog
biology and behaviour as well as a gallery, kids zone and the
opportunity to send in your hedgehog stories for inclusion in a new book
currently in preparation. If you're into feeding and/or caring for
hedgehogs in a big way, you can download the Society's "Hogalogue", a
catalogue of goods (e.g. hedgehog food, hedgehog houses, cards, books
etc.) profits from which help support the organisation.
An acronym for "Care Rehabilitation and Aid for Sick Hedgehogs",
CRASH provides a hedgehog rehabilitation service from their base in
Poole, Dorset. The website contains answers to some hedgehog FAQ's as
well as advice for people feeding or caring for hedgehogs.
A nice little site, run by Bethany-Jane Stewart, containing information on hedgehog natural
history, conservation and rescue advice. Bethany has also started a
campaign aimed at trying to reduce the damage strimmers and elastic
bands (often dropped by Royal Mail staff) cause to hedgehogs.
Happy Hedgehog Rescue
Hedgehog rescue centre in Yateley, in Hampshire. The site contains
blog posts about hedgehogs and contains information and contact numbers
for those with questions about caring for hedgehogs. You can also donate
through the page using PayPal.
Small hedgehog rescue charity based in Thatcham, West Berkshire.
They care for sick, injured or orphaned hedgehogs, aiming to release as
many of their charges as possible back into the wild when they're fully
recovered. They also try to increase public awareness of the plight of
Britain's hedgehogs wherever possible and this website goes a
considerable way to fulfilling that mandate. The site contains a wealth
of information about hedgehogs and how to help them, along with a
fascinating collection of hedgehog sound bites, accompanied by an
authorative interpretation. Well worth a visit.
Steve Groves' website through which he sells hedgehog houses. The
site contains examples of different types of hedgehog houses (or
'habitats'), along with information about which to choose and where to
situate them in your garden. There is also a brief QA regarding
hedgehogs and habitats.
Advice on caring for hedgehogs, including a phone number (based in
Cardiff, UK) to call with urgent queries. The site also contains
information about building hedgehog feeding stations and houses as well
as a fascinating gallery (Note: Some images
may cause distress) and a hedgehog quiz.
Website detailing the research of hedgehog biologist and carer Dr
Toni Bunnell. The site contains links to some of her scientific papers
on hedgehogs and her more general thoughts on hedgehog care.
A project run by the People's Trust for Endangered Species to highlight
the decline in hedgehogs, promote hedgehog conservation, and encourage
people to link their gardens to allow hedgehogs, and other wildlife, to
move freely between them. The site also contains some general
information about hedgehogs and the work of the PTES and British
Hedgehog Preservation Society.
A chronicle of the hedgehogs (and other wildlife) visiting Mr
Wilson's Oxfordshire garden. The site includes various photos, videos
and hoggy links.
Sponsored by the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and
the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, HogWatch is a nationwide
survey of hedgehog populations coordinated by Dr. Paul Bright of Royal
Holloway (part of the University of London).
Ron's Hedgehog Website
Website by Herefordshire-based hedgehog carer Ron Wall. The site
contains a wealth of information on caring for hedgehogs, including
instructions for creating a hedgehog-friendly garden, building a
hedgehog house and a hedgehog feeder and caring for hoglets.
St. Tiggywinkles Wildlife
Website of the hospital, based in Aylesbury (UK), started by
husband-&-wife team Les and Sue Stocker on 9th August 1985. Over the
years, the hospital has become a teaching hospital and has pioneered
several treatments for sick animals as well as publishing several books,
leaflets and papers. The site contains information on what to do with
animal casualties. There is also a page for children with various fun
and entertaining wildlife activities. Although known predominantly for
their work with hedgehogs, the team at St. Tiggywinkles rescue and
rehabilitate a whole range of wildlife.
Steve's website is eclectic to say the least, with pages devoted to
the super-sleuthing 11th Century monk Cadfael (from the Ellis Peters
novels) and Tivo upgrades. However, in amongst these gems is a fantastic
collection of pages about European hedgehogs. The site contains some
excellent photos to accompany information about hedgehog natural history
Uist Hedgehog Rescue
North & South Uist are islands off Northwest Scotland that have made
the news recently because hedgehogs there (having been introduced to
tackle garden pests) have been implicated in the decline of several
important bird species. UHR is involved in rescuing as many hedgehogs as
possible and relocating them on the UK mainland.
Willows Hedgehog Rescue
Website and blog of wildlife ranger 'CharlieCreek'. The site
contains information about his current hedgehog patients, along with
information about how to help hedgehogs in your garden. This is a 'micro
site' within his main ecology-centred blog
Local Life & Little
Histories, which contains a wealth of wildlife information and
Local Wildlife Groups
Website of the Netherfield Wildlife Group who monitor and document
the wildlife of the Netherfield Lagoons of the Trent Valley Floodplain
Miscellaneous Interesting Websites
Jennifer Jain's entertaining blog about life with kids. Despite not
having any children myself, Jenni's down-to-earth and humourous writing
style lends itself very easily to being read. In fact, I found myself
reading a couple of pages just now, when all I visited for was to
confirm the URL!
Initially just an excellent site by fox-watcher Paul Cecil,
containing marvellous photos and video clips of foxes visiting the
family’s garden, this site has since expanded to cover the variety of
wildlife that Paul encounters in his garden and on his walks. The the
site provides succinct answers to some fox FAQs, has some excellent
videos of the foxes in his garden and is more generally illustrated with
his stunning photographs.
Blog diary of the kingfishers of the River Trent in Staffordshire by
Andy Holt. The site contains interesting information about kingfishers
as well as some stunning photos and video of the birds in action. Andy
has been granted a licence to study and photograph these protected
Nature blog by Winchester-based naturalist Esther Farmer. The blog
covers her day-to-day wildlife observations, written in an informal and
enthusiastic style that will appeal to the amateur and professional
alike. Well worth a look.
Nature Is My Elixr
A blog described by its writer, photographer and naturalist author
as her "musing on the natural world and all living things". Some
excellent photographs and inspiring poetry.
Notes of Nature
Natural history blog by camping and wildlife enthusiast Tim Havenith.
The site covers a diversity of topics around the walks he takes,
wildlife he finds and the projects he is involved with.
Pat Bennett's Blog
Fascinating blog by naturalist and photographer Pat Bennett. The
site contains brief articles about his attempts at photographing various
species of wildlife, most recently the awe-inspiring task of
photographing bats in flight, along with some of his superb pictures.
From the blog you can also get to his main website, containing photos of
wildlife from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Ghana.
A blog containing the musings of Antartican and Great Plains
biologist John Carlson. John posts some of his stunning photos on his
blog helping him provide a unique look at the ecology and wildlife of
these breath-taking places.
The Blue Cabin Blog
Blog website of former solicitor and furniture designer Mike
Faulkner, who currently writes full-time. The site contains extracts of
life on the otherwise uninhabited island of Islandmore in Strangford
Lough, Northern Ireland. Be sure to check out Mike's video of the seal
pup who visited their jetty recently.
The Nature Blog
Described as "The ramblings of an amateur naturalist" by its author,
zoologist graduate Richard Adams, this site provides details of
Richard's walks and observations on the natural wonders that he
encounters. It includes topical content (the plight of Britain's bees at
the moment) as well as a growing collection of informative profiles on
some of our wildlife.
Tony McLean's East
Yorkshire Wildlife Diary
Blog of naturalist and amateur wildlife photographer Tony McLean.
The blog covers topics and subjects associated with his wanders and
contains a selection of stunning photos. From the blog you can navigate
to his Flickr photostream, which contains a visual spectacle of
breath-taking photos that will keep you coming back for more.
UK Wildlife Blog
A fascinating wildlife blog by WAB member and naturalist Neil
Philips. It is a blog of Neil's wildlife trips (largely around Kent,
Essex and London) accompanied by some excellent photos by the author.
The blog also contains the odd article about British wildlife, where the
emphasis is on trying to include some information that's not widely
Superb wildlife blog by wildlife enthusiast Jane Adams. Contains
some excellent photo and video of the various wildlife she encounters in
and out of her garden. Check out the fox grooming video and the badgers!
Wild About Hull and East Riding
A weblog by amateur naturalist and photographer Robert Carter.
Covers various topics concerning the wildlife and habitats of Hull and
East Riding and includes many of Rob's excellent photos.
Exquisite nature photographs by husband-and-wife team Alan and
A fantastic site by part-time wildlife photographer Adrian Faulkner,
containing some superb photos of Red foxes taken at the British Wildlife
Centre in London as well as a host of other native and non-native
species and landscapes too. Moreover, for every print he sells from the
site, a donation is made to a conservation charity.
Adrian Morrison Photography
Website of South Wales-based wildlife photographer Adrian Morrison.
The site contains a selection of his excellent nature shots and, for the
budding photographer, each shot contains a summary of EXIF data (i.e.
the camera, lens, ISO, shutter speed, etc. used)
British mammal enthusiast Alex's Flickr page displaying some of his
superb wildlife shots. Alex has a special passion for British rodents
and has a collection of mice and voles - he is about to embark on a
Harvest mouse release program with the British Wildlife Centre.
Arthur Grosset Photography
Some stunning wildlife (mainly bird) photographs by naturalist
Some excellent photographs of birds, insects and landscapes of the
UK by nature loving photo-hobbyist, Alan Browne.
Ben Jones Wildlife Photography
Website of aspiring wildlife photographer Ben Jones. Ben is
currently studying Marine Biology at Swansea University and his site
contains images of a wide spectrum of different natural history subjects
both on the land and below the waves.
Bruce Montagne Photography
Some truly superb photographs of the wild places and wildlife of
Canada by photographer Bruce Montagne.
Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick
Spectacular photographs from award winning Michigan photographers
Carl Sams & Jean Stoick. Whether your penchant is for mammals, birds or
landscapes you'll find something to make you say "Wow!".
Blog of landscape and wildlife photographer Craig Denford. The site
contains some excellent shots of Red deer rutting at Richmond Park,
Great Crested Grebes with offspring in tow and the town of Guildford in
all seasons. A very entertaining read.
Some stunning wildlife and landscape photographs and artwork by
Chris Beever. Well worth a visit to marvel at some beautiful animals and
tranquil scenery up close and personal. Please note that this is a
commercial photography site.
Several thousand stunning nature-related images by some world-class
photographers. A great place to indulge a love of wildlife through the
photographic media. This link will take you to the home page, from where
you can use the search box at the top of the page to find images of your
favourite animals. Please note that this is a commercial photography
High-Speed Flash Nature
Website by East Sussex-based nature photographer Dale Sutton. The
site contains some of Dale's stunning photos of wildlife, including some
excellent shots of birds in flight.
Ian Rolfe Photography
Simply a collection of superb photos by wildlife and landscape
photographer Ian Rolfe.
Website by amateur naturalist and photographer Peter Drury. Some
excellent shots on various subjects, including Britain's birds, mammals
and arthropods as well as both urban and rural landscapes.
Website of Kent-based wildlife photographer James McKenzie. The site
contains various images, primarily of birds, but also some mammals and
reptiles from the various wildlife centres (notably the British Wildlife
Centre and Wild Wood) he has visited.
James Warwick Wildlife
An exquisite selection of stunning photos of the natural world by
Kenyan- and Brighton-based photographer James Warwick. The site contains
images of animals from around the world, including some shots of the
scientists researching lions at the Laikipia District of Kenya at work.
Well worth a click.
Jason Steel Wildlife Photography
A selection of superb photos by wildlife photographer Jason Steel.
Jason's passion is for reptiles and amphibians; this shines through in
his work, with some of the best snake photos to be found anywhere. The
site also contains various species of birds and mammals to be found in
Britain (natives and non-natives) as well as a few species he has
encountered on his trips to Spain and from various zoological
collections. A visual treat.
A collection of breath-takingly stunning photographs of the natural
world, from landscapes to birds and animals. Jeff's work can best be
described as original images of the UK's wildlife, Nature and
countryside - he has a particular penchant for kingfishers and barn
owls, which is reflected in his work. Anyone with a love of wildlife
cannot help but bookmark this website for future viewing!
Jerry Hoare's Wildlife Sounds and
A superb photo library by naturalist Jerry Hoare. As well as an
impressive gallery, this site contains sound and video recordings of
various birds he has encountered. For those wishing to try their hand at
something similar, Jerry lists his equipment on the site too.
Joel Wally Wildlife
Website and blog of Wales-based photographer Joel Wally. The site
contains a nice range of wildlife that he has found on his travel,
including some intimate portraits of our lesser seen wild creatures
(check out his blog post with photos of stoats playing, the baby
whitethroat chicks and the bats in flight).
Jon Atkinson: Wildlife and
A set of galleries containing superb images by Jon Atkinson. The
site is ordered by location and contains an inspirational collection of
photographs of wildlife, monuments, landscapes and local people.
The site of wildlife photographer Klaus Jost. This site hosts some
impressive photographs by Mr. Jost, with some nice photos of some of the
shark species (e.g. Lemon, Blacktip, Great White, Bull etc.) that he's
been diving with over the years.
Keith Talbot New Forest Wildlife
Some excellent shots by amateur naturalist and photographer Keith
Talbot. Keith's collection includes some superb shots of deer; some of
which will soon feature on the Deer page of this site. This site is well
worth a visit.
Beautiful photos of the natural world by talented amateur naturalist
Linda Priestley's. Unmissable.
Martin Seward Wildlife
A fantastic collection of wildlife photos from Hampshire-based
amateur wildlife photographer Martin. The gallery includes several
interesting behavioural shots, including swimming Roe deer and
chick-feeding Great created grebes.
Matt Cole Wildlife
Website of wildlife photographer Matt Cole. Matt has taken some
stunning shots of the wildlife he has encountered and his macro work is
Superb photos by "part time freelance photographer" Matt Hunt. This
link takes you to Mr. Hunt's Flickr image gallery.
A stunning collection of, predominantly macro, photos of the
wildlife to be found on Somerset's Mendip Hills by amateur naturalist
Heath McDonald. Each photo contains details of the photographic (EXIF)
settings at which it was taken, which will prove useful for budding
MJ Wild Things Photography
An ocean life website by marine biologist, photographer and
cinematographer Dr. Michael Jessup. The aim of the site is to increase
and enrich the public's awareness and appreciation of the fine arts
through the preservation and protection of our oceans' ecosystems and
the terrain that border them. This site contains some fantastic photos
along with details of how you can get involved with an expedition.
Stock Image Finder
An image finder that searches a variety of different websites and
stock image libraries.
Naturenutz Images - The Flora
and Fauna of Britain
Website of naturalist and photographer Vic Savery, with images of
British wildlife concentrated in the counties of South Gloucestershire
Zenfolio site of Freshwater Biologist and amateur nature
photographer Nicola Broadbridge. The site contains some superb photos,
including some truly spectacular action shots of Red Kites.
Flickr website of nature photographer Paul Sawford. Paul has a
superb collection of eclectic wildlife images captured from hotspots
around the country. I recommend a look at Paul's bird shots,
particularly some brilliant Tawny owl images.
Pauline and Ian Wildlife
A stunning collection of wildlife images by husband-and-wife
naturalists Pauline and Ian Greenhalgh. The site is primarily concerned
with British wildlife and contains breath-taking images of everything
from our fungi to our birds of prey. Well worth a visit.
Roger Powley Photography
A superb collection of photographs from Isle of Wight photographer
Roger Powley. The site showcases a selection of his eclectic interests
in the great outdoors, from insects to sailing. Roger also maintains a
which is well worth a visit.
Website of Isle of Sheppy-based naturalist and amateur photographer
Phil Haynes. Phil is a very talented photographer and this site is a
tribute to his skill, dedication and love for the Natural World. The
galleries contain regularly updated examples of his work and is a
worthwhile visit for any wildlife lover.
Steve "fourwings" Houghton
A stunning collection of photos highlighting Steve's interests in
the natural world and aviation. Well worth a visit for some of those 'I
wish I could take photos like that' moments!
Website of wildlife photographers Bill & Kevin Cuthbert. The site
contains a fantastic range of stunning wildlife pictures from the wilds
of Scotland's Cairngorms. The mammal gallery contains one of the few
images of a wild Scottish wildcat in existence.
Wight Life Photography
Stunning shots of some of the Isle of Wight's diverse wildlife by
photographer Paul Blatchley. The site also contains some breath-taking
scenic and sporting views; the site has something for everyone. In
conjunction with his main site, Paul hosts some of his more recent shots
on a Flickr page and I would highly recommend a visit; it contains some
excellent photographic documentation of rarely-seen behaviour, such as
kleptoparasitism between a Barn owl and Kestrel.
Some breath-takingly stunning wildlife photographs by South African
nature photographer Skotch Macaskill.
Wild Ocean Photography
A commercial site showcasing some breath-taking marine photographs
by marine biologist and SCUBA diver Rosanna Milligan. The site has
recently been updated to include guides to some of Rosanna's wildlife
spots as well as some pointers on underwater photography. Whether you're
looking to buy print, curious about the marine life of Scotland, or
looking to try your hand at underwater photography, this site is well
worth a visit.
Wolf Park and
Two fascinating sites dealing with the biology and conservation of
America's wolves. Both sites contain some truly stunning photographs by
staff photographer Monty Sloan.
Alice Holt Forest
An independent website, maintained by Patrick Butler, publicising
the plight of this Ancient Royal forest in east Hampshire. The site
contains information on the Forest's history and wildlife, as well as a
guide to local pubs and details on the recreational facilities available
within the forest. Well worth a visit if you're in that neck of the
A website about Brook Hall, a large Regency period house set in 35
acres of spectacular parkland along the banks of the River Foyle. The
site contains details of the house and grounds as well as information,
photos and video of some of the local wildlife (including foxes,
badgers, bats, squirrels and various plants).
Buckland Lake Reserve
A family-run project to convert a 60 acre flooded chalk quarry on
the north Kent Marshes into a nature reserve. Despite being in its
infancy, the site is already attracting birds from the surrounding
marshes, with the list currently including little and great crested
grebes, gadwals, pochards, shovelers, scaup, lapwings, green sandpipers,
sparrowhawks, sand martins, mistle thrush, fieldfare and kingfishers.
Judy Woods Heritage
A site campaigning for the protection -- by nomination as a Second
Tier Site Local Nature Reserve -- of Judy Woods (a 40 hectare area of
woodland in Bradford). This site contains some excellent information and
photographs (esp. the Moth & Butterfly section) of some of the wildlife
to be found in the woods. Well worth a visit and of particular interest
if you're a nature lover living in Bradford.
Local Wildlife Trusts
Links to wildlife trusts across the UK.
A very useful and interesting site, developed by Andrew Walmsley,
about covering a diversity of topics associated with the New Forest
National Park. Topics include wildlife, local sights, village history
and more general New Forest history.
Science and Nature Directories
Directory focusing on science, anatomy, research articles, pictures,
dictionaries, universities, education, information, resources, and
An online educational resource, which offers children the
opportunity to view live wildlife webcams and to share their experiences
with each other and with a global audience.
Sharks, Rays and Ocean Life
British Marine Life Study
A British-based organisation aimed at stimulating interest in the
undersea world and natural history of the seas, and related subjects.
The site contains various readable and informative articles on marine
life and the ocean environment.
Canadian Shark Research Laboratory
Website of the CSR Lab (based at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography).
The lab is responsible for research and stock assessment of the shark
species found in the waters off Canada's east coast. They're also
heavily involved in otolith (earstone) research and have a
fascinating site devoted to the subject.
Captain Tom’s New England
An educational site about sharks, with a focus on those in the
author's local waters.
Website by young shark enthusiast Haaien Bijtje.
Fascinating information about the biology and evolution of
elasmobranch fishes. This site also contains information on the basics
of diving with sharks and rays.
Fiona's Shark Mania
Links to everything sharky!
Henry Mollet’s Elasmobranch
Website of Moss Marine Landing shark scientist Henry Mollet. The
site is a veritable hotch-potch of shark information, from shark dental
formulas to a list of all the Megamouth specimens found to-date.
of the Shark
Shark conservation website spearheaded by Alex Buttigieg and Ila
Krill Oil - Bioluminescence
Website of commercial oil-production company Everest Nutrition.
Ordinarily I don't include sites that sell such products, but this link
provides an interesting summary of bioluminescence in marine animals,
with links to other resources on the subject. Thanks to Abby Murray's
science class for bringing this to my attention!
Let Sharks Live
A live discussion network created for the dissemination of news
about shark conservation. The blog contains regular discussion about
shark conservation issues and new items from around the world relating
to shark conservation. Ila Fance Porcher has worked extensively on this
blog and it is linked with her
Shark Words blog.
Natal Sharks Board
Organisation devoted to the research and conservation of sharks
found in South African waters. The Board aims to protect people from
sharks and sharks from people!
Pacific Shark Research
Details of the research, projects and programs of the PSRC at the
Moss Landing Marine Laboratory in California. The site also includes
information on the age, growth and reproduction of various Pacific
elasmobranchs, a "Featured Elasmobranch" and details of population
genetics studies by the Centre.
Pelagic Shark Research Foundation
Information on the sharks of North America as well as details
regarding shark education and conservation.
Center for Shark Research
Certainly the most scientifically accurate and informative
chondrichthyan natural history site on the Internet today. The coverage
includes almost every aspect of elasmobranch biology, ecology,
systematics and evolution. Most -- if not all -- of the site's content
was created by the walking encyclopaedia that was R. Aidan Martin and
is, as such, highly recommended.
Tragically, Aidan passed away in February 2007 at the age of 41, but his
site remains, a testament to his dedication to, as well as love and
understanding of, everything elasmobranch.
Note: Owing to the spectacular amount of high quality information on the
site, this link will take you to the Site Map, from where you can easily
navigate to the areas that may interest you.
A British shark conservation society setup by Shark Trust chairman
Richard Peirce. The Shark Conservation Society seeks to further
conservation through research expeditions and campaigns based on fact
and practical experience, and to promote best practice when interaction
with sharks is necessary.
Ralph Collier's website detailing research, projects and programs of
the Shark Research Committee and details on the natural history,
distribution and incidence of human attacks by the Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias..
The Shark Trust
News and details on the conservation of sharks and rays around the
A group promoting the conservation of Red squirrels in Scotland.
Red Squirrels in South
A fascinating site looking at the plight of the Red squirrel in the
UK as well as what is being done to conserve it in Scotland.
Of The Highlands
A dedicated group of biologists and volunteers involved in the
research and conservation of Red squirrels throughout the Scottish
Red Squirrel Survival Trust
A national body established to ensure the conservation and
protection of the red squirrel in the UK.
Red Squirrel Trust - Wales
Formerly known as Friends of the Anglesey Red Squirrels, the Red
Squirrel Trust for Wales is coordinating a dynamic partnership between
landowners, community groups and local volunteers working to improve
woodland habitats, erect nest boxes, provide supplemental feeding and
monitor Red squirrel populations.
Save Our Squirrels
Red squirrel conservation program by the Wildlife Trusts. This site
contains tons of information and plenty of stuff for children.
Web forum containing details of some of the latest sciurid research,
including conference abstracts and a Red squirrel newsletter.
The Squirrel Sanctuary
A centre in the USA involved with the rescue and rehabilitation of
Grey squirrels. This site contains some interesting information
(especially on behaviour) as well as comprehensive details of how they
care for their subjects.
Deep Blue Utilia
A dive company offering the chance to swim with the world's largest
fish species, the Whale Shark in the "Whale Shark Capitol of the
Caribbean", the Bay Islands of Honduras. This site also contains
excellent photographs of Rhincodon and other marine life taken by the
Mammals of Wytham Woods (WildCRU & Earthwatch)
The WildCRU at Oxford University's Zoology Department have been
studying the flora and fauna of Wytham Woods for more than 60 years.
This site details how volunteers can get involved in some of their
mammal monitoring projects, especially those arranged in collaboration
with Earthwatch, which I have taken part in and can highly recommend.
A charter boat -- based in Pwllheli, North Wales -- specialising in
scenic coastal cruises and visits to seal and seabird colonies, usually
accompanied by resident dolphins. The crew also participate in PHOTO-ID
projects of the local dolphins.
Wildlife Products and Services
Aardvark Pest Management
As the name suggests, this is a pest control company. This link will
take you to their page on wildlife diseases and health concerns, which
contains information some might find useful when dealing with common
household 'pest' species.
Bird Seed Feeders
Steve Groves' website through which he sells bird feeders. The site
also includes information about which seeds should be used for
attracting specific species and where best to locate your seed feeders.
Get Pet Supplies
A website selling wildlife feeding supplies. This link directs to
the wildlife shop, stocking food and feeders for birds and mammals,
including badgers, foxes and hedgehogs.
A great place to get hold of a wide variety of fascinating and
hard-to-find books on National History, including mammals, birds,
flowers, microscopy, topography and field guides. Owned by Paul Talbot.
A great place to satisfy all your wildlife greetings card needs. The
site also sells DVDs of wildlife species from butterflies to badgers
along with some truly spectacular wildlife prints and local interest
books. The free gallery ensures there's something of every wildlife
lover, whether they come with their PayPal login or not!
Stranger In The Woods
Stranger in the Woods is a charming tale of winter wonder, which
uses Carl Sams' & Julie Stoick's wildlife photography to tell the
heart-warming story of animals’ reaction to a snowman who appears in the
woods after a winter storm. Some excellent photos as well as the chance
to buy the book or the movie.
Wildlife and Countryside
Site by wildlife consultant Martin Bailey, which offers a range of
goods and services to businesses, individuals, schools and youth groups
as well as to wildlife gardeners.
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
Website of Nigel and Jo Nelson, who rescue and rehabilitate birds in
Hampshire . The site includes advice on what to do if you find an
injured/grounded bird, along with a gallery of photos of some of their
Services - Animal Welfare
A comprehensive resource covering major government departments,
associations, non-profit organisations, charities, groups and clubs.
This link will take you to a list of UK animal welfare organisations,
institutions and associations.
Farplace Animal Rescue
A 'no kill' sanctuary in Westgate (County Durham, UK) for unwanted
and abused farm animals, domestic pets and injured or orphaned wildlife.
Irish Wildlife Matters
A wildlife first aid resource, heavily orientated towards Irish
mammal and bird species, aimed at the general public, rehabilitators,
vets, and anyone working in the sphere of wildlife or conservation. The
site is the culmination of a year’s work of collecting, collating and
verifying correct procedures for wildlife rescue, care and
rehabilitation. There's a wealth of information this site and anyone
looking to care for a wildlife casualty should read this first. There is
also a comprehensive list of Ireland's wildlife carers under the
Vale Wildlife Rescue
Wildlife rehabilitation centre setup by Caroline Gould. The site
contains information about the charity, webcams, a blog and forum. The
centre is running a wildlife rehabilitation course for interested
parties - full details can be found on the New page.
Wildlife Rescue Directory
Website containing help and advice about rescuing wildlife, along
with lists (and reviews) of wildlife rescue centres and
wildlife-friendly vets in the UK.
A US-based non-profit sanctuary, located in the San Fernando Valley,
dedicated to holding, rehabilitation, medical and problem solving refuge
for native, wild, and exotic animals.
Wildlife Web Forums
Wild About the British
Since the sad demise of the Wild About Britain forums, this is one
of several that have sprung up to fill the void. The forum aims to
provide a friendly environment in which to exchange
wildlife/nature/conservation ideas and opinions, get identifications of
species and share photos. Many members of the former WAB site are now
Wildlife UK Forums
A web-based chat forum for wildlife enthusiasts from the UK and
further a field. Free registration is required to post messages
(browsing messages is open to all).
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