Welcome to the Wildlife Pages@Blenny!


About Blenny: This site is dedicated to observing and conserving British wildlife.  Lots of links to suppliers of natural history history equipment, organisations etc.  The notebook contains a diary of personal observations - please feel free to contribute via the contact button or through the guest book.  Please help me fund this site and my bird food bill by shopping through my sponsored links. Thanks!


Last Revised: 23/03/2008


Common Frog

(Rana temporaria)

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A frog friendly pond should have:-
  1. Plenty of vegetation around it

  2. A shallow area

  3. Hiding places

Two different types of pond are better than one!  See www.froglife.org/

What is a blenny?


Read about the Common Blenny or Shanny after which this site is named!



"It's time to have your say and help protect our seas!"

The Wildlife Trusts have launched a major, national campaign to help ensure a better future for the amazing wildlife that depends on our seas for survival. Summer 2006 is the critical time to get involved.  More ...


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Hedgehogs, (Erinaceus europaeus), are out and about now as seen here on the right.  These two were photographed on feeding on spilled bird food early May last year.   Hedgehogs feed nocturnally on invertebrates - slugs, insects, worms etc but will also take small vertebrates such as mice, shrews etc if they can catch them.  Their diet can be supplemented with crushed dog biscuits or small amounts of pet food. Special Hedgehog food is also available. Their main enemies are traffic, slug pellets and pesticides.  A hedgehog friendly garden should have a wild patch with plenty of cover such as old branches leaves and logs.  Hedgehogs hibernate in the winter, however late brooded individuals weighing less than one pound, (450g),  have little chance of survival.  If you find a suspected sick or injured animal,  check the organisations page for links to hedgehog welfare groups.  

Hedgehogs, (Erinaceus europaeus)


The snake pipefish seen below is found around the south and south western shores of the UK.  This one was found at the Mumbles, Swansea.  These are related to sea horses. The male carries the eggs in folds running down the stomach!





Other Pipefish species include the greater pipefish, worm pipefish, Nielson's pipefish, read Pipefish in British Seas by Jim Hall on the BMLSS site


The Countryside Restoration Trust is the first farming conservation charity dedicated to the protection and restoration of countryside where quality food is produced using farming methods that encourage wildlife and enable more people to make a living from the land.

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Honey bee feeding late in April during warm spell



National moth night.

Annual event to

record moth species.



Prawns and shrimps.

Read about the differences

and biology of these crustaceans.




Damsel fly photographed by Eleanor at Llantwit Major May 2004.  Damsel flies which are related to dragonflies  are common near ponds and waterways throughout the summer. Their predatory aquatic larvae spend much of the year hunting small aquatic invertebrates. Have a look at The British Dragonfly Society www.dragonflysoc.org.uk/


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Elephant Hawkmoth larva (20/08/2006)