Watching wildlife in the UK in July

A to Z of a Wildlife Garden “As evening begins to fall, yet more perfume is produced by annuals, such as nicotiana, night-scented stocks and evening primroses. You might also spot bats swooping over scented flowers, snapping up insects.”

When to Watch Wildlife – July – Excellent page which recommends the following:

  • Birds nesting on sea cliffs
  • Butterflies and dragonflies
  • Bats on the wing
  • Heathland reptiles
  • Chalk and Limestone grasslands in flower
  • Swifts, swallows and house martins chasing insects

National Trust Wildlife CalendarWith summer fully underway the fields, hedgerows and gardens are abundant with wildlife and flowers. Sea life can be spotted off the coast and damselflies with their irridescent wings dive in and around ponds and rivers….The British Isles has six native reptiles: the adders, grass snake, smooth snake, common lizard, sand lizard and slow worm. As the temperature of summer increases it brings these shy animals out into the sun.”