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By Richard Jones in Wildlife
17 January 2012 at 16:28
[...] the hives on the small allotment on the corner of my street are quiet; maybe, at last, the occupants have settled down into a tight over-wintering huddle. Continue reading...
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Has spring sprung?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 January 2012 at 14:40
I think my frogs are about to start spawning. There’s a lot of activity in their hibernaculum (read: thumping around), and it’s been so mild and wet lately... Continue reading...

Strange beetle larva

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 January 2012 at 11:22
Apparently, gardeners sometimes have a look around to see what other gardeners are growing in their gardens [...] but I have a look to see what other wildlife they are finding. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 December 2011 at 15:36
I’m going to run a Christmas card count this year — which animal will feature most often in these seasonal greetings? Continue reading...

Moths and caterpillars

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
08 December 2011 at 18:00
I don’t really understand why moths get such a bad press. Well I do, a little. Some eat our clothes, others eat our crops... Continue reading...

Soil caterpillars

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
07 December 2011 at 14:44
I recently intercepted a tweet from Harriet Rycroft [...] asking whether anyone could identify the creatures she was unearthing among the dahlia roots. Continue reading...

Snakes in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
02 December 2011 at 16:59
…I was hopeful this summer, that the crackling I heard while negotiating an overgrown area of beach in Dorset, meant that I would finally lock eyes with a real, live, snake. Continue reading...

Nature in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There is a delicate balance between wanting to see nature in the garden, and suffering the consequences of its visits. Continue reading...

Coal tits

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] with perfect timing, announced by a series of metallic 'tsit tsit tsit' notes, a small gang of titmice comes bobbing over the hedges. Continue reading...

How wildlife friendly is your garden?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
You might see your garden as an isolated entity, but the local hedgehogs, frogs, birds and bees view it differently. Continue reading...