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Hide and Seek

06/10/202114:18Leave a Comment

Evolution is often an arms race between the hunters and the hunted. Plants and animals have developed many amazing ways of catching prey and outwitting predators. Listen to the Hide and Seek Panel Text: Star Objects

Saving Wild Potteries

06/10/202114:0707/10/2021 13:26Leave a Comment

There is precious wildlife somewhere near you! Areas in and around The Potteries provide suitable spaces for wildlife to live. Have you seen any interesting wildlife near you recently? Listen to the Saving Wild Potteries Panel Text: Star Objects

Freshwater

30/09/202109:5027/10/2021 10:32Leave a Comment

Streams, rivers, canals, lakes, reservoirs, ponds – wet bits! Tittesworth Reservoir and Westport Lake are some local examples. Listen to the Freshwater Panel Text: Star Objects The mute swan is the most common swan of Europe. It was taken into semi-domestication during mediaeval times but has been reverting to the wild for two or three […]

Field and Hedgerow

30/09/202109:4827/10/2021 09:56Leave a Comment

The remains of the vast forests that covered the plains. Most of the flat areas of the Staffordshire and Cheshire Plains (to the west and south of the Potteries) have typical fields and hedgerows, and a lot of cows! Listen to the Field and Hedgerow Panel Text: Star Objects The spectacular courtship and aggressive behaviour […]

Heathland

30/09/202109:4627/10/2021 09:23Leave a Comment

Low growing plants on poor, well drained soils. Park Hall Country Park and Wetley Moor are some local examples. Listen to the Heathland Panel Text: Star Objects Adders are the only venomous British reptile, and are more common than grass snakes in many parts of England and Wales. They eat common lizards, small mammals, frogs […]

Deciduous Woodland

30/09/202109:2727/10/2021 08:57Leave a Comment

Woods with trees that lose leaves in the autumn. Deciduous woodland is widespread across Staffordshire. Listen to the Deciduous Woodland Panel Text: Star Objects This is a fairly common marsupial – in its native North America! This specimen however was accidentally killed near Oakamoor in the Churnet Valley – apparently having been living in the […]

Coniferous Woodland

30/09/202109:2026/10/2021 12:52Leave a Comment

Woods that stay green all year round. Cannock Chase Forest is by far the most important local coniferous woodland. Listen to the Coniferous Woodland Panel Text: Star Objects Long-eared owls raise their ‘ear tufts’ (not actually ears) when they are alarmed to make themselves look bigger. They nest in dense coniferous woodland and zig-zag over […]

City and Town

30/09/202109:1426/10/2021 12:15Leave a Comment

Opportunities for wildlife in the human jungle. Green areas in the City are vital for both wildlife and humans. Listen to the City and Town Panel Text: Star Objects These eye-catching birds skim and hover just above the surface of still or slow-moving water. They perch by rivers to hunt for fish and insects. This […]

Moorland

30/09/202108:3625/10/2021 13:28Leave a Comment

Bleak moors with low growing plants. The “Dark Peak” of the Peak District National Park can be seen from public footpaths north of Leek. Listen to the Moorland Panel Text: Star Objects Red deer are Britain’s largest mammal. Males shed their antlers in spring and regrow them ready for the breeding season in autumn. They […]

Limestone Grassland

30/09/202108:3425/10/2021 13:27Leave a Comment

Green pastures on limestone rock. Mostly found in the ‘White Peak’ areas to the north east of The Potteries and the Weaver Hills. Listen to the Limestone Grassland Panel Text: Star Objects The noises emitted by brown long-eared bats for echolocation are much quieter than those of other bats. Its incredible hearing helps it to […]