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Zebra spider

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
24 April 2013 at 11:53
Although, yes, technically it is a spider, I’m almost positive that nobody could really be scared of the zebra spider. Continue reading...
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Bees and pesticides

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
19 April 2013 at 07:31
Bees have been in the news a lot lately, as calls to ban neonicotinoid pesticides have reached fever pitch across Europe. Continue reading...
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Nesting robins

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
15 April 2013 at 17:35
While the growling frogs in my mum's shallow pond have gone quiet, a pair of robins has been busy in the garden of my mother-in-law. Continue reading...
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Queen wasp

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
10 April 2013 at 13:00
A dead leaf was twitching on the water’s surface, and gently peeling it up, expecting to see an animated amphibian beneath, revealed, instead, a queen wasp. Continue reading...
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Newts and wildlife ponds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 March 2013 at 15:22
Three weeks ago I excitedly tweeted a photo of this year’s first newt. Despite the reflections of sky, me and my phone, she is quite clearly visible in the pondweed. Continue reading...
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House sparrows

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
15 March 2013 at 14:32
A road near where I live is inhabited by a large colony of house sparrows, and a colony of swifts also breed there. Continue reading...
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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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Wildlife ponds and growling frogs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 March 2013 at 16:24
“I heard some growling from the shallow pond”, said the text message, from my mother. 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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Hedgehogs and foxes

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 February 2013 at 07:26
I recently visited the home of Sue Kidger, a hedgehog carer from Twickenham. As far as I’m aware she’s the only hedgehog carer in the south London area. Continue reading...
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