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Bumblebees and climate change

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
13 March 2013 at 13:04
Sapphire Class at Ivydale Primary School are now experts on bumblebees. We did a workshop on climate change so I took in a tray of bumblebee specimens. Continue reading...
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Frogs and toads in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
27 February 2013 at 12:56
Whenever I speak to anyone about frogs or toads, they are always slightly amazed that their pond-free garden should contain them. Continue reading...
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Garden birds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
13 February 2013 at 07:09
Hardly anything is moving and the various birds are huddled against the cold; like me they all seem to be thinking “come on, spring must be along soon”. Continue reading...
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The juniper shieldbug

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
01 February 2013 at 12:55
Some people are very precious about trees. This is because the tree has become one of the green super-icons of the environmental movement. Continue reading...
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Spiders in the compost bin

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
16 January 2013 at 07:14
I imagine that, for most people, a compost bin is a useful source of compost. In our garden, though, the compost bin is little more than a private nature reserve. Continue reading...
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Black-headed gulls

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
02 January 2013 at 15:25
I once had a relationship-threatening close encounter with a herring gull in St James’s Park, but I gloss over that here. It is the black-headed gull that you are most likely to see far inland. Continue reading...
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Froghoppers on the hop

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 December 2012 at 14:49
No, it’s not quite time for hibernation yet. Just a bit of sun and all kinds of intriguing insects are out again, the most noticeable today being the froghoppers. Continue reading...
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Garden foxes

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 December 2012 at 10:41
The foxes have been busy in my garden again. I haven’t seen them recently, but they leave their tell-tale signs. Today I find they’ve been raiding the food store. Continue reading...
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Birds and beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
21 November 2012 at 17:17
Within days, two scientific reports - on British birds and ground beetles - have made national headlines because of their dire prognoses. Continue reading...
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Hedgehog spotting

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
07 November 2012 at 12:03
There has been much woe expressed about the dramatic decline in hedgehogs, so I was pleased to hear some good news about them recently. Continue reading...
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