Saving England's most threatened species from extinction


Field Cricket

Where have all the crickets gone?

In our last two Willow Tit blogs, we introduced the project itself and then looked at why it’s been chosen for Back from the Brink. In this blog piece, we’re focussing on how you can spot a Willow Tit and what you can do when that happens.

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Introducing the Field Cricket

Tickling Field Crickets is always a game of patience. This strange behaviour was first described by Gilbert White in his book “The Natural History of Selbourne” as the method used by local lads to catch them. Today you need a licence to do it as Field Crickets are a protected species, having declined to fewer than 100 individuals in the 1980s.

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