Wildlife in Wales
Wales has a wealth of wildlife, some of which are endemic to our small country, such as the Skomer Vole and Fen Orchid.
It may be chilly but spring is definitely in the air and you can't halt nature.
With roughly 45,000 breeding pairs, Wales has the largest concentration of these birds, anywhere in the world.
These fearsome predators patrol the skies over our dense pine forests woodlands.
The new home of Springwatch is a stunning reserve in Ceredigion with a range of wildlife and habitats.
Skomer Island off Pembrokeshire has the most spectacular sea bird colonies in Southern Britain.
Beneath the waves you'll find a strange new world of corals, sea fans and colourful sea slugs.
There are 6,000 pairs on Skomer during the breeding season and a 20 minute boat ride gets you a bird's eye view.
This sub species of bank vole is unique to Skomer and a vital food source for the island's birds of prey.
Little egret are now roosting in large numbers, flying in to feed in our pristine rivers and estuaries.
This once endangered bird is now a common sight in Wales thanks to a successful breeding programme.
Wales now has two breeding osprey sites at Glaslyn in North Wales and the Dyfi Estuary in Ceredigion.
Wales is an important stronghold for the 6,000 grey seals we have living here.
Browse our stunning pictures of butterflies photographed throughout Wales and sent in to our Flickr group.
Try one of the walks from Derek's latest walking series on BBC One Wales.
Find out about the wildlife you can find on your doorstep.