The Adder population in the Wyre Forest has declined considerably in recent years and these reptiles are no longer as common as they once were. They may occasionally be seen basking in the spring sunshine. The males emerge from hibernation in February and the females between 2 and 6 weeks later. Both sexes bask in [...]
Birds of prey are carnivorous and catch their food whilst on the wing. They have keen eyesight to locate their prey and take it by using skillful flight, strong claws and sharp bills. Buzzards, Sparrowhawks and Kestrels are commonly seen in the daytime in Wyre. Peregrine Falcons, Hobbys, Goshawks, Red Kites and Ospreys are seen across the area [...]
Bumble bees are commonly seen, but they are not all easy to identify. Most of the UK’s 25 species are social bees, but 6 species are cuckoo bees and these do not make their own nests, but lay their eggs in the nest of their host bee which they often resemble. In the Wyre are we [...]
Butterflies found in the Wyre Forest that belong to this family are the Green Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Common Blue and Holly Blue.