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Species

  • Suffolk Wildlife Trust is looking for an enthusiastic voluntary intern to join its initiative to make Ipswich the most hedgehog-friendly town in the UK. This is a rare opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of research that will help scientists understand more about the needs of hedgehogs in towns and cities.

  • A set of speakers playing swift calls will help attract new residents to 16 nesting boxes that have recently been installed on Essex & Suffolk Water’s Southwold water tower.

  • To celebrate Suffolk's churchyards as a haven for wildlife Suffolk Wildlife Trust is holding a series of churchyard discovery evenings throughout Cherishing Churchyard Week from Saturday 3rd June

  • Swifts tend to arrive back in the UK en masse. They arrive later than other migrants such as swallows, waiting until the weather conditions are just right. Then they seem to appear before our very eyes, filling our skies with their familiar summertime soundtrack of screaming calls.

  • Suffolk Wildlife Trust is to re-launch its county-wide Otter survey and is seeking to recruit new volunteer surveyors and offer refresher training to existing surveyors.

  • Winterwatch are set to feature polecats on this year's show (Beginning 26 January). In the past few years there have been increased numbers of sightings of polecat-type mammals in Suffolk and the surrounding area.

  • The fen raft spider, one of the UK's biggest spiders, is thriving at two Trust nature reserves following a pioneering translocation initiative

  • An interim report for 2015 from the Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project finds disappointing nest box occupancy in West Suffolk, but reports that populations are still holding on along the Suffolk coast

  • More than 650 species were recorded at Lackford Lakes last weekend when they held their first ever BioBlitz.

  • My Wild Life is a weekly column running each Saturday throughout 2015 in the East Anglian Daily Times. Each week it features stories of action for local wildlife