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Urban foxes on the allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 June 2014 at 17:52
Over the years Costas, my allotment neighbour, has befriended a male fox, who visits him daily for Rich Tea biscuits. Continue reading...
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Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
05 June 2014 at 15:00
There’s a clump of nettles growing next to the communal shed on the allotment. I clocked it early on as somewhere to keep an eye out for caterpillars. Continue reading...
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Speckled wood butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 June 2014 at 16:03
It’s a good one to ask children, but it catches out adults too — how many legs does a butterfly have? Continue reading...
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Seven-spot ladybirds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
30 May 2014 at 10:02
I've never seen so many ladybirds. Moreover, I've never seen so many ladybirds having sex. Continue reading...
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Wildlife at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
23 May 2014 at 09:25
If you stand at the end of the Homebase ‘Time to Reflect’ garden and look up, you might notice holes in the leaves of the hornbeam trees above you. Continue reading...
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Phacelia and bees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
16 May 2014 at 10:00
Cycling through the allotment last week, I stopped at a plot filled with tall blue flowers. It was flowering scorpionweed, Phacelia. Continue reading...
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Ground beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
07 May 2014 at 09:35
A madly animated shining bullet takes off at top speed across the flagstone, but this is just another ordinary day for the gardener - it's a ground beetle. Continue reading...
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100 hungry snails

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
02 May 2014 at 10:02
I've just taken a pot filled with 100 hungry snails to the wildlife area of my local park. I've had enough of them. Continue reading...
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A new bee hotel

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
25 April 2014 at 10:00
Last week, in my quest to have The Most Solitary Bees On An Allotment Ever, I made a bee hotel using a cardboard box. Continue reading...
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Pale crab spider

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
23 April 2014 at 12:06
Here’s one for the arachnophobes. Not because I want to scare anyone, or offend, but in the hope of some progress towards reconciliation. Continue reading...
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