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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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Moths in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 February 2013 at 17:31
There are quite a few moths in my garden. I love seeing them feeding on plants at night, and finding their caterpillars amongst the foliage. 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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Orange ladybirds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
18 January 2013 at 14:12
Recently I met a very special species indeed: an orange ladybird. It was hibernating in a pine tree in my local park. What a find. 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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Making a stumpery

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 January 2013 at 18:17
Dead wood makes a wonderful habitat in the garden, providing food and shelter for huge numbers of invertebrates including wood-boring beetles, solitary bees and woodlice. Continue reading...
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Evicting a rat

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
04 January 2013 at 15:43
For the last few weeks I’ve been dealing with ‘a slight rodent problem’. 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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Festive bird feeding

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
26 December 2012 at 07:16
Over the festive period, we all usually have more leftover food than usual, so make sure you offer as much as possible to your garden birds. Continue reading...
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Goldcrest encounter

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
21 December 2012 at 15:05
Cars and buses roared past, a squirrel buried its head in a packet of crisps, and I stood in a thicket of hawthorn and dog rose thinking “Is that… a goldcrest?” Continue reading...
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