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Centipedes and worms

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Any gardener should always be pleased to find centipedes. Since they are hunters, they cannot do any harm to the plants or their roots. Continue reading...
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Garden birds and my Big Garden Birdwatch

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 January 2011 at 16:01
In spring a pair of great tits and a blue tit used my garden to snack on peanuts while foraging for their young. They were all gone by July... Continue reading...
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Newts

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There is something much more primordial about a newt than, say, a frog or a toad. Perhaps it's the dragging crocodilian gait, or the slightly frilled backbone. Continue reading...
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Gardening for bumblebees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology suggests that gardens make better habitats for bumblebees than the countryside. Continue reading...
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Harlequin ladybirds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
[...] this year, while tidying the house I noticed large numbers of dead ladybirds on the window sills. Continue reading...
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Waxwings

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Yes, we have no waxwings. Strange as this may seem, they appear to be avoiding south-east London. They're everywhere else though [...] Continue reading...
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Footprints in the snow

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The heavy blanket is as much a duvet of silence, as a quilt of whiteness. But the deepening gloom as the sun goes down is not as empty as it might first appear. Continue reading...
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Squirrels, foxes and snow

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I don't think the squirrels liked the snow [...] In south-east London we only had 3 or 4 inches but that's as high as a squirrel's eye hereabouts. Continue reading...
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Why are the birds ignoring their food?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Last winter, when I went to great trouble to feed the birds in my garden, my offerings were largely ignored. This winter, I'm trying again... Continue reading...
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Feeding garden birds in winter

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
The soil here is rock solid [...] Now, I'd need to use an ice axe, rather than a fork if I wanted to plant anything. Continue reading...
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