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Butterfly chrysalis

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The speckled wood is a slim elegant creature, with large broad brown wings, and yet the squat green pupa under the frisbee looked wholly other. Continue reading...
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Feeding the birds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
The hedge outside is covered with birds in all shapes and sizes, munching away at the many and left-overs I've put out for them. Continue reading...
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Robins in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
[...] venture out into your garden over the coming days and you'll hopefully come face-to-face with your own resident robin. Continue reading...
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Spider eggs and Christmas crackers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
23 December 2009 at 08:02
It's cold, there's snow on the ground, and all is quiet in the garden. But I've just been outside feeding the wildlife. Continue reading...
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Great spotted woodpeckers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] I often hear the tap-tap-tapping of great spotted woodpeckers from high up in the trees as they test the dead boughs for tasty insect morsels Continue reading...
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Native plants

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
According to the Natural History Museum, if you want to grow native, you need to grow plants native to your postcode. Continue reading...
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Western conifer seed-bug

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] it has a distinctive white zig-zag mark across its middle and, with its broad hind legs, it looks as if it's wearing flared trousers. Continue reading...
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Dung-flies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] suddenly my eye is caught by a flick of yellow. Perched on the end of a leaf is a dung-fly. Continue reading...
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Harlequin ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
We are being invaded. I had not seen many harlequin ladybirds in my garden this year, but a few weeks ago I noticed that the larvae were climbing over the hedge from next door, in droves... Continue reading...
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Sparrowhawk overhead

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I though the four-year-old and his friend were being noisy on the trampoline, but they were not the source of the shrill screaming last Friday... Continue reading...
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