Lately, you could be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere tropical when in fact, you are right here on the Isle of Wight. This could be down to the fact that the sun has been shining every day and wildlife not normally associated with the UK has been popping up all over the show.
Children learning to stand-up paddle board recently at UKSA in Cowes were treated to a sighting of a very playful dolphin. The dolphin swam around in the River Medina in between the children in the water. It was also spotted just by the floating bridge and actually halted its service for a while!
Dolphins are venturing into Isle of Wight waters more and more and are a regular spot over in Ventnor and south Wight. Watch the recent video from UKSA here
If you are venturing deeper in our waters, you might well come across some sea life worthy of a photo or two. Expect to meet shrimps, hermit crabs and jellyfish amongst others. Inland, you might find foxes, hares and red squirrels; as well as rare types of butterfly and birds.
Make the most of the beautiful weather and get out and explore the Island, keeping your eyes peeled for our wonderful and varied wildlife.