Young Ambassadors' Blog

60 Second Zoology - The Uropygial Gland

By: Amy Hall
1 January 2021

Feathers are VERY important for birds, and the key to their health is a small nubbin-like gland at the bottom of the bird's back. Introducing... the uropygial gland!

 

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A young naturalist's guide to British bats

By: Alex Chapman
31 December 2020

At this time of year, the night sky is comparatively still to that of mid-summer. On top of the absence of various other forms of nocturnal life, there is a distinct lack of mysterious furry mammals energising the still night sky, and, but for the … 

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Importance of having your own patch!

By: Luke Anderson
30 December 2020

First of all, what is a patch? A patch is an area rural or urban which is visited frequently by a person allowing them to thoroughly know an area and all its flora and fauna.

Why get your own patch?Well first of all it’s free! Just choose an … 

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60 Second Zoology - The sea anemone

By: Amy Hall
21 December 2020

In episode five of 60 Second Zoology we get up close and personal with the sea anemone and their specialised stinging cells know as nematocysts

 

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60 Second Zoology - The dragonfly

By: Amy Hall
4 December 2020

In episode five of 60 Second Zoology we take a look at the amazing vision of the dragonfly and how it helps to make it an efficient predator

 

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