FACT FRIDAY

WEEKS 5 - 8

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FACT FRIDAY

WEEKS 5 - 8

Here at Learn Ecology, we love sharing our ecological knowledge with others! That why we started Fact Friday! The perfect opportunity for our team to share a range of wonderful facts about both common and unique animals and wildlife! From winter robins to the mighty deer, we've got something for everyone to enjoy reading! Have a read today of weeks 5 - 8, or use the buttons below to find more Fact Fridays!

FACT FRIDAY WEEK 8

With the arrival of frosty mornings and cold temperatures also comes some visitors from afar! Redwings and fieldfares are birds from Scandinavia and Central Europe that migrate here to spend the winter across the UK.

FACT FRIDAY WEEK 8

Where do ladybirds go in winter? As the weather starts to turn colder, you may see ladybirds huddled together in groups like these. In the UK, we have 46 species of ladybirds, and when winter comes, they protect themselves from the icy temperatures by a clever strategy we usually associate with bears or hedgehogs: hibernation. 

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FACT FRIDAY WEEK 7

Where do ladybirds go in winter? As the weather starts to turn colder, you may see ladybirds huddled together in groups like these. In the UK, we have 46 species of ladybirds, and when winter comes, they protect themselves from the icy temperatures by a clever strategy we usually associate with bears or hedgehogs: hibernation. 

FACT FRIDAY WEEK 7

Mushrooms! Autumn is the highlight of the mushroom season, which lasts from September to November. These incredible life forms are neither plants nor animals - they belong to their very own kingdom called Fungi. In the UK, we have a whopping 15,000 species of wild fungi! (That’s far more than all the bird, mammal and fish species combined.)

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FACT FRIDAY WEEK 6

Mushrooms! Autumn is the highlight of the mushroom season, which lasts from September to November. These incredible life forms are neither plants nor animals - they belong to their very own kingdom called Fungi. In the UK, we have a whopping 15,000 species of wild fungi! (That’s far more than all the bird, mammal and fish species combined.)

FACT FRIDAY WEEK 6

Happy bonfire night! While you enjoy the firework celebrations tonight and this weekend, remember to spare a thought for the British wildlife which is preparing for the coming months of icy winter ahead. Small mammals like hedgehogs start getting ready for hibernation around this time of year in November, and one of the places where they might choose to snuggle up is stacks of logs.

FACT FRIDAY WEEK 5

This week we’re looking at pumpkins, just in time for Halloween!
There’s nothing that says Halloween more than pumpkins! These eye-catching vegetables are an iconic symbol of the autumn season and the festival of Halloween. After the spooky fun is over, there’s no need to put them in landfill - they can also provide a helping hand for wildlife!

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