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Mouse in the compost bin

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
There's a mouse living in my compost bin. I first saw it one evening the other week, when I added a fresh layer of tomato side shoots and yellowing leaves. Continue reading...
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Grasshoppers, butterflies and wolf spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There, plodding through the yarrow and wild marjoram, is the biggest spider I have ever seen in Europe... Continue reading...
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Strasbourg

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm on my way through the old city of Strasbourg, and gardens here are vanishingly small. Continue reading...
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Gardening for bats

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
It's easy to consider bees and birds when gardening - we see plenty of them if we grow the right plants - but what about bats? Continue reading...
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Plume moths

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
On Monday I was stopped by one of the teachers at six-year-old's school and shown an image of a brightly coloured moth on his phone. Continue reading...
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Big Butterfly Count

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
At the launch of the Big Butterfly Count I had the privilege of meeting several experts from Butterfly Conservation, including its President, Sir David Attenborough... Continue reading...
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Flying Ants Day

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
I found a winged, black ant in the garden last week. The child inside me said "Flying Ants Day!" but there was no sign of any others. Continue reading...
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Bumblebees and wax moth

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Wax moth is a native, natural predator of the bumblebee, but it's one of its biggest enemies (apart from the human, of course) Continue reading...
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Urban foxes

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I say, I say, I say, my fox has no tail. Your fox has no tail? How does it ... erm ... well, you get the idea. Continue reading...
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Ladybirds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
17 June 2011 at 15:32
After last week's excitement about the ladybird party on the BBC allotment, I was delighted to learn that the UK Ladybird Survey had a stand at this year's Gardeners' World Live. Continue reading...
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