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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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Pond snails

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
04 July 2012 at 10:22
[...] pond snails are much more delicate than their terrestrial counterparts — slimmer and more elegant. Continue reading...
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Baby blue tits

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
29 June 2012 at 10:12
I was clearing dead plants from my shed’s green roof when I heard the call of baby blue tits... Continue reading...
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Aphids and their predators

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
22 June 2012 at 10:17
For the last week I have mainly been playing with aphids and their predators. It all started when I did a bit of weeding at the allotment... Continue reading...
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Parakeets

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
20 June 2012 at 11:45
[...] when a flock of ring-necked parakeets screech their way over the chimney pots, I may as well be looking up at a squadron of flying saucers. They are so very alien. Continue reading...
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Giant beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
06 June 2012 at 11:57
Sitting in the kitchen, chatting to teenage daughter before bed, she suddenly interrupted the conversation with: “That was a stag beetle, wasn’t it?” Continue reading...
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Wasps and cuckoo bees

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
08 May 2012 at 17:39
[...] as soon as the sun leaks through the cloud, I latch onto any movement in the garden. I’m relieved that, today, it’s wasps and bees. Continue reading...
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