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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...
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Ants

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...
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Where are the ladybirds?

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
20 August 2012 at 10:34
Where have all the ladybirds gone? Perhaps they are yet to arrive, on the crest of a warm front from the Continent [...] Continue reading...
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Glow-worms

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
15 August 2012 at 10:09
The marvel of glow-worms, and their New World equivalents the fire-flies, has entered popular mythology. Is it any wonder? Continue reading...
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Wet weather and wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
03 August 2012 at 10:19
Last week I wrote that populations of slugs and snails have boomed this year, but how has other wildlife fared? Continue reading...
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Gatekeeper butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
01 August 2012 at 11:57
I’ve just submitted my two online reports for this year’s Big Butterfly Count. I know, from the start, that this is going to be a good year for gatekeepers. Continue reading...
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Swifts

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
20 July 2012 at 10:24
I’ve fallen in love with swifts this year. I don’t know what’s taken me so long, but now, every time I hear a screeching in the sky, my heart does a little dance. Continue reading...
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Ragwort

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
18 July 2012 at 10:39
Ragwort is a native plant, and its biodiversity importance rests on its food-plant status for over 30 insect species. Continue reading...
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Big Butterfly Count

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 July 2012 at 13:40
How many butterflies have you seen in your garden this year? I’ll hazard a guess: not many. Continue reading...
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Lawns and wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
06 July 2012 at 08:05
I often hear people complain that a closely clipped lawn has no value to wildlife. Continue reading...
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