During mating season, a male greenfinch will take to the wing in an elaborate aerial display
With its bright yellow and blue plumage, the Eurasian blue tit is easy to spot in the garden.
What you should do if you see a large wild cat in trouble
Jean-Louis Orengo can deduce a lot from the traces animals leave behind - and he is keen to pass on his knowledge of his little-known branch of science
Paris holds its Salon du Cheval this month with 2,000 horses and 450 exhibitors, including two of the world’s oldest and most iconic breeds: the endangered Przewalski’s horses, which are now bred in France, and the famous Camargue white horses.
In December it's fun to spot robins in the garden, says biodiversity and bird protection charity LPO
Why you should not serve prickly garden visitors milk, bread - or tinned cat food
Animals, like humans, can give and receive blood - but there is no nationwide organised system in place
In November, keep an eye on the garden and you may spot the Eurasian nuthatch (Sitta Europaea), says biodiversity and bird protection charity LPO
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Each month Aspas, the wildlife charity writes a column on aspects of French life - this month we look at roadside verges
Hunters support historic move which will cover popular hiking routes around Annecy
It is feared that common wall lizards are disappearing from many communes – to the extent that one wildlife group is asking local residents to help track the scale of the problem.
Two false widow spiders have been spotted in a village in the Pyrénées-Orientales, leading to fears that the species may be spreading in France.
While France headed for the beach last month scientists from Grenoble University were 4,260m up Mont Blanc in a race against time to remove a giant ice core which contains a unique centuries- long environmental record.
In August, male blackbirds (Turdus merula) are easy to spot in gardens all over France, with their ebony plumage and bright yellow-orange eye-rings and beaks, says biodiversity and bird protection charity LPO.
Foxes may be regarded as pests, but are a valuable link in the biodiversity chain and deserve protection, says wild animal charity Aspas, which has a fox as its logo.
Connexion presents vital information to make the most of walking routes in France
Scientists working to discover pheromone that attracts bee-killing insects
EUROPEAN pine martens (les martres des pins in French) are undeniably cute, but their habit of nesting anywhere warm and comfortable, using whatever materials are near, means they are responsible for thousands of insurance claims a year.
Getting rid of hedges could have many negative consequences...