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Crucifix Ground Beetle
For an extremely small and fairly obscure beetle that few of us have ever heard of, this little creature has caused quite a stir. After fifty years of absence, it has now been rediscovered at Wicken fen, near Cambridge.
One amateur naturalist in Worcestershire has amassed the most research data ever collected on the Spotted flycatcher. Dylan finds out how one goes about studying these elusive birds and what the eight years of research have revealed.