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Butterflies in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] we're here for the fine sea views, the quiet solitude, and the warm weather. And that weather has already brought forth its first worshippers. Continue reading...

'Grow Your Own' Week: Garden birds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I just know [the allotment] will be a sea of weeds if we're not careful, and then we'll get a ticking off from the association secretary. We need all the help we can get at the moment. Cue: a wren. Continue reading...

Signs of spring

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I've just been wandering about the garden in my shirtsleeves, feeling the real warmth of the sun catch me, and it seems that all the wildlife has just been queuing up ready for this sunshine. Continue reading...

Garden birds and their predators

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] when a Siamese cat strutted along the back wall we contemplated the Mammal Society's and RSPB's calculations that cats kill some 55 million birds each year in the UK. Continue reading...

Rare ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] you can find fascinating wildlife anywhere, even the smallest garden. All you have to do is watch and wait, and something will come along. Continue reading...

Hoverfly puparia

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The snow has gone completely now, and I take these latent packages as a good sign that spring is coming. Continue reading...

Birds: thrushes and fieldfares

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
20 January 2010 at 16:31
When I peered out later in the day, the apple tree was bending under the burden of several plump ... birds. Continue reading...

Butterfly chrysalis

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The speckled wood is a slim elegant creature, with large broad brown wings, and yet the squat green pupa under the frisbee looked wholly other. Continue reading...

Spider eggs and Christmas crackers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
23 December 2009 at 08:02
It's cold, there's snow on the ground, and all is quiet in the garden. But I've just been outside feeding the wildlife. Continue reading...

Great spotted woodpeckers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] I often hear the tap-tap-tapping of great spotted woodpeckers from high up in the trees as they test the dead boughs for tasty insect morsels Continue reading...