In the winter months the days are short, the leaves have fallen off the trees, there’s a lack of food and life becomes that much tougher for Britain’s wildlife. But this is a fantastic time to find out about some of the hardier and fantastically adapted animals that co-inhabit this land with us. With birds being that much easier to spot and blankets of snow providing the perfect means to spot the tracks of wild animals. There is hardly a better time to venture outdoors.
If you brave the cold weather for a winter woodland walk, you might be rewarded with the Tawny owls distinctive hoot or the great spotted woodpeckers, just jump in your thermals and get out there.