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Holly blue butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
18 July 2014 at 15:42
There have been lots of holly blue butterflies flitting around the ivy in my garden lately. I’m hoping they’re laying eggs... Continue reading...
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Belted hoverfly

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
16 July 2014 at 15:54
Of course, the main reason for painting our Adirondack chairs pale blue was to make the perfect backdrop for photographing insects. Continue reading...
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Ladybird nursery

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
07 July 2014 at 12:36
Doing little more than standing and watching as aphids start spreading on flowers, shrubs and crops takes a cool head. Continue reading...
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Honeybees in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
02 July 2014 at 09:35
The honeybees are doing a fine job out there today. This morning it's the turn of the Veronicastrum virginicum. Continue reading...
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Grass snakes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
01 July 2014 at 10:09
We have rather a lot of grass snakes this year. My wife and son were in the kitchen the other day when one came in through the open door. Continue reading...
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Plume moths

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 June 2014 at 16:36
I visited my mum last weekend. On arrival we exchanged pleasantries, she asked me to fix the bathroom tap, and then she got down to business: “Now. I saw a butterfly the other day. It was pinkish, and had thin wings.” Continue reading...
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New tortoiseshell butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
20 June 2014 at 10:09
The caterpillars I rescued from a nettle patch sprayed with weedkiller have turned out to be small tortoiseshells. Continue reading...
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Urban foxes on the allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 June 2014 at 17:52
Over the years Costas, my allotment neighbour, has befriended a male fox, who visits him daily for Rich Tea biscuits. Continue reading...
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Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
05 June 2014 at 15:00
There’s a clump of nettles growing next to the communal shed on the allotment. I clocked it early on as somewhere to keep an eye out for caterpillars. Continue reading...
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Speckled wood butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 June 2014 at 16:03
It’s a good one to ask children, but it catches out adults too — how many legs does a butterfly have? Continue reading...
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