Field Cricket

These remarkable creatures are among the rarest and most threatened invertebrates in the UK. They are 2cm long and chunky, black or brown with striking yellow wing-bases. They are 2cm long and chunky, black or brown with striking yellow wing-bases. They can’t fly, but can walk up to 100m a day. Their wing markings resemble...

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Chequered Skipper

The Chequered Skipper is a butterfly that was first discovered in the UK in 1798, but died out in England in 1976. Our Roots of Rockingham project – led by Butterfly Conservation – reintroduced the Chequered Skipper to a secret site in the Rockingham Forest area in 2018. See all species Roots of Rockingham project...

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Violet Click Beetle

The Violet Click Beetle is known from only three sites in England, where it is dependent on rotting hollows in ancient trees. Our Ancients of the Future project is trialling ‘beetle boxes’ - wooden boxes filled with sawdust, leaf mould and pigeon poo that emulate the rotting hollows in an ancient trees – to find...

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