Brett Westwood goes in search of our only venomous snake, the adder. Read more
Brett Westwood goes in search of our only venomous snake, the adder.
Brett Westwood on the Komodo dragon - myth, monster and reality!
Dogs have changed us and we've changed them. Brett Westwood visits Battersea to meet some.
Orchids and a world filled with beauty, femme fatales, ghosts, sex and deception.
Penguins, from engaging funny figures to sentinels of change.
Series celebrating the infinite variety of the natural world and its depiction in culture.
Sloths are wildly popular but that may tell us more about ourselves than about the animal.
About a bee: which has had a profound impact on human culture and society across history.
How did we get from the red junglefowl in Asia to the chicken now eaten in its millions?
The poppy and its symbolism
Once regarded as magical and mysterious; our obsession with ferns is longstanding
One of our oldest companions, the pigeon inspires both love and loathing.
One of the weirdest –looking creatures on earth has both mesmerised and terrified us.