A wing and a prayer: is there hope for Britain’s loneliest bat? | Endangered species

Thena dank, disused railway tunnel in West Sussex hangs a brown, furry parcel, the sole known representative of Britain’s rarest mammal. Scientists do not like to apply emotive adjectives to animals, but if ever there were a lonesome creature, it would be this greater mouse-eared bat. The bat’s reappearance in December for its 20th winter … Read more

Wing and a preyer: Salisbury Cathedral’s star falcon flies nest to Guernsey | Birds

A young male peregrine falcon that hatched at Salisbury Cathedral two years ago and became an internet star during the early days of the first Covid lockdown has spread its wings and reached the island of Guernsey, more than 100 miles away. Osmund, the only male of four chicks raised on the cathedral tower in … Read more