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Bats without borders: The Nathusius’ pipistrelle

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE   Populations of Nathusius’ pipistrelle can be found across much of continental Europe; however, it was 1940 before this migratory species was first officially recorded as a rare visitor to the United Kingdom. Subsequent studies of these shy creatures have since revealed that populations are far more established, prolific and widely traveled…

Queen of the Alpine skies: The golden eagle

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE   Few birds have made such an indelible mark on European culture as the golden eagle. Symbolic of intelligence, courage, strength and immortality, she has featured on coats of arms and military insignia across the continent since before Roman times. Yet, less than a century ago, this queen of the skies was…

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