Dec 302014
 
Video: What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares?

Hares and rabbits look similar, and some may hop to the conclusion that they’re the same animal. Not so fast. Our Weird Animal Question of the Week comes from Tristan Ishtar, who asked: “What’s the difference between a rabbit and a hare? And is that where ‘hare brained’ came from?” The short answer: A lot, […]

Mar 242014
 
Twitchers flock to see Great Spotted Cuckoo

A rare bird seen in Wales just three times since the 1800s has landed in Pembrokeshire. The great spotted cuckoo has been photographed in Penally, causing hundreds of bird enthusiasts, or twitchers, to flock to the area. Experts have said the bird normally migrates from Africa to southern Spain but the warm weather must have […]

Feb 102014
 
POLL: Should shooting clubs be allowed to shoot endangered birds?

Welsh populations of golden plover have declined by 80% in 30 years yet the British Association for Shooting and Conservation has them in its sights. Tide ebbs from Traeth Bach. The estuary gathers light, resolves into a pattern of interlocking curves, gleaming channels, draining sand. I walked this place daily years ago, far out by […]