The adder is the only snake in Britain to have a poisonous bite.

The Little Owl is the commonly sighted owl in Britain and was brought to England by the Victorians.

Hedgehogs are helpful to gardeners as they eat slugs, snails and other garden pests.

Owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue.

Red Lion is the most popular name for a pub in Britain.

Most badgers live in groups of 14 adults and some of their dens are over 100 years old.

Some worms will eat themselves if they cannot find any food.

Slugs have 4 noses.

76% of the whole of England is agricultural land.

The first public theatre built in England was called The Theatre.

On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times per minute.

London zoo feeds its 3 anteaters 90,000 ants per day.

11% of the whole of England is forest.

The UK is home to more than 600 species of spider.

Autumn is the spiders breeding season.

There are more than 3000 types of mushrooms and toadstools in the UK.

1 gram of woodland soil can contain over 1 million microscopic fungi.

Butterflies can reach a top speed of 12 mph.

Plants on the earth’s surface have existed for around 400 million years.

William the Conqueror ordered that everyone was to go to bed at 8 o’clock.

The Robin puffs up its feathers to insulate its body against the cold.

There are 12 secret rivers flowing under London, one of which, the Effra, flows under the oval cricket ground.

The proper name for a common toad is Bufo Bufo.

The average life expectancy of an adult butterfly is about 20 to 40 days.

Bees have 5 eyes, 3 small eyes on the top of the head and 2 eyes on the front.

England is home to 230 species of birds and a temporary home to 200 migrating birds.

In Elizabethan England spoons were considered a novelty and a prized rarity.

In 18th century England women’s wigs were often 4 feet high of their heads.

Slow worms are legless lizards.

Grasshoppers do not have ears.

The smooth snake is the rarest of snakes to be found in Britain.

About two thirds of London’s drinking water comes from the Thames.

Horses were used by people in Britain as long as 2,300 years ago.

There are 17 native species of Bat in Britain and are protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

The west gate of the Canterbury medieval ruins is now a Museum but it used to be a prison.

Leeds castle ‘the most beautiful castle in England’ is nowhere near Leeds the city at all.

The common garden snail can sleep for 3 years.

Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice.

Liverpool cathedral is the largest cathedral in the UK.

The Great Fire of London destroyed more than 13,000 houses & 84 churches.

A ducks quack does not make an echo and no one knows why.

The shortest complete sentence in the English Language is ‘Go’.

In 1734 the mayor of Nottingham has crushed by a 100lb wheel of cheese.

The world’s most popular convenience food, the sandwich was named after the Earl of Sandwich.

It was the Romans who made Oysters popular in Britain and established their cultivation.

In 1707 Scotland and England decided to merge to form what was then known as the Unified Kingdom of Great Britain.

Many famous playwrights and Authors were born in England including; William Shakespeare, J. R. R Tolkien, Charles Dickens, H. G Wells, J. K Rowling and many more.

The people of England consume more tea per capita than any other country in the world.

England is 74 times smaller than the United States of America.

Queen Victoria loved Valentine Day cards sending nearly 2500 cards during her reign.