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Wildlife

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 November 2014 at 08:30
...for most of humanity now, ‘wildlife’ does not mean Serengeti wildebeest migration, or ocelots in the rainforest ... it means garden wildlife. Continue reading...
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Diseased ladybirds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
13 November 2014 at 10:32
A fungal disease is attacking ladybirds, and researchers want to know more about it. Infected ladybirds show yellow finger-like projections on their surface – have you seen any like this? Continue reading...
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Lambs' ears and woolly bees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
07 November 2014 at 09:41
Stachys byzantina is named after its velvety, blue-green leaves, said to resemble lambs' ears. But of course I'm not growing them for how they'll look. Continue reading...
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Hibernating ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 November 2014 at 10:06
It’s that time of year when people start complaining of the harlequin ladybirds coming indoors. What are they doing? Where are they going? Continue reading...
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Ivy bees and ivy flowers

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 October 2014 at 11:07
At last, I have found ivy bees. For the last three autumns I've routinely scoured ivy flowers in London to no avail. But last week I found what I was looking for. Continue reading...
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Honey bees in gardens

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
22 October 2014 at 10:09
We went to the Red House at the weekend. Everywhere was calm but there was a great deal of hubbub in the garden. The beehive was, well, a hive of activity. Continue reading...
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Feeding garden birds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
10 October 2014 at 16:16
I’m writing this post from my mother’s living room. I’m sitting on her ‘reading chair’ looking out to her new bird feeding station... Continue reading...
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Magpies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
08 October 2014 at 11:45
The altercation on the other side of the hedge was loud enough to make us stop talking and go and have a look. Continue reading...
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Late-flying butterflies

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
29 September 2014 at 12:02
There’s been plenty of colour to enjoy in my autumn garden, and a host of fluttering visitors have been enjoying them as much as me. Continue reading...
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Garden spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
24 September 2014 at 10:01
Despite the lurid tabloid headlines, we shouldn't be at all surprised that there are some large spiders in the garden. Continue reading...
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