Five Tips for observing urban wildlife

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A little owl (Athene noctua), hiding in a drainage pipe. Photo: Robert Harding / Barcroft Media

I used may be affected against the city arms wildlife. But of course, I have now discovered that urban areas are much richer than I had imagined. I came across cemeteries and inconspicuous patch of wasteland into beautiful butterflies. Wild animals live in the cracks – and not just urban foxes, but the red dragon in Reading or otters or badgers Thetford Brighton – is always fascinating. The discovery of the animals that thrive in unexpected places can be more exciting than a pristine nature reserve, they have to find.

1 Find a Cemetery

Day and night are cemeteries city full of animals. Badgers roam Green Cemetery in Bristol, and Abney Park Cemetery in north London is a haven for hawks, woodpeckers and warblers. Covered cemeteries are also excellent for butterflies, moths and beetles.

Two. Embrace the Night

The cities never sleep, and neither non-human inhabitants; and the ubiquitous urban fox can badgers, bats and chasing birds like the owl in the cities at night.

An urban fox, look at a house at night. Photo: Alamy3. Check water sites

Not only are the herons, fish and exotic tramps like serpents of Asclepius, that arise in urban canals and lakes of the park (currently living on the banks of Regents Canal, London) – bats usually feed on water as well. Groups associated local bats bat Bat Conservation Trust WWT London Wetland career walks and hikes Centre holds bat in August this year.

April. Addiction

Entire ecosystems live in trees in the city. The end of June and July can be seen white hairstreak butterflies and letters flying across the English elm elm and wych elms in Brighton and other hybrids, even in the center of London. The oaks are often home to the Purple Hairstreak. These days, dozens of cathedrals have nesting boxes for pilgrims such as The Urban Birder points out, there are many other birds of prey in our cities.

Three peregrine falcons in a wooden box on a window sill. Photo: Philippe HUGUEN / AFP / Getty images5. Think Small

Even the smallest town garden can be a haven for insects and other invertebrates. If you have an urban garden, is the best way to increase diversity in order to create a small pond. The toads, newts and dragonflies are found quickly.

What you failed to see wildlife in your area? What are your favorite cities-places for wildlife watching?

Patrick Barkham is a natural history writer for the Guardian and author of Butterfly Isles -. A summer in search of Our Emperors and Admirals and Badgerlands by Granta in October 3, 2013 published patrick_barkham Follow him on Twitter @.

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