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Wildlife ponds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
05 October 2012 at 17:16
I would like a bigger garden and three ponds. Why three? Well, they would be of different sizes and depths, and therefore attract a wide range of wildlife. Continue reading...

A difficult year for wasps

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
28 September 2012 at 13:00
This week has marked a change in insect behaviour in my garden – some insects have started looking for a dry place to hibernate. Continue reading...

Leafhoppers on sage

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 September 2012 at 09:03
Sage is one of my favourite herbs, and I have also discovered, rather belatedly it seems, that this herb is host to an incredibly pretty leafhopper. Continue reading...
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Dung beetles

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 September 2012 at 17:47
I can’t describe how excited I was to have a dung beetle in my garden. I’d only ever seen them in the Lake District, where, presumably, they have a lovely existence breaking down sheep pellets. Continue reading...
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Leaf-cutter bees

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
12 September 2012 at 10:08
We have leaf-cutter bees nesting in the wind chimes. These, however, being bamboo, never so much chimed as clonked. Continue reading...


By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
31 August 2012 at 10:20
[...] when I heard a chattering in the garden last week, I instantly got up to investigate, and was amazed to see two goldfinches squabbling over the sunflower hearts. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
29 August 2012 at 10:44
“It’s either a really big moth, or there’s a bat in the bedroom,” So I was woken from deep sleep into the deep blackness of our French holiday gite, just over a week ago. Continue reading...


By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
27 August 2012 at 15:10
We know a fair bit about bee-friendly plants [...] but I am currently toying with the idea of going one step further and actually getting a hive of bees Continue reading...

Daddy longlegs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 August 2012 at 16:15
Have you ever looked at a crane fly close up? They’re amazing, like a cross between an elephant and a helicopter [...] Continue reading...


By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
22 August 2012 at 16:10
For some people, ants are a problem simply because they are six-legged and present in large numbers. Continue reading...