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Swifts

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
18 April 2014 at 10:00
I spent most of the last week in Venice... What struck me the most was that the whole place was teeming with screaming swifts. Continue reading...
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Fruit trees in spring

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
16 April 2014 at 08:02
This time of year makes my heart sing. The days are longer and brighter, and filled with sounds that glorify my garden. Continue reading...
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Blood rain and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 April 2014 at 07:32
All the talk of Saharan dust and ‘blood rain’ in Britain last week got me thinking about butterflies. Continue reading...
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Girdled snails

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
09 April 2014 at 14:20
I have a sneaking admiration for snails. Despite their simple, squidgy bodies and their ability to shred precious seedlings, I can’t help but admire their beautiful whorled shells. Continue reading...
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Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 March 2014 at 14:44
The RSPB published results of the 2014 Big Garden Birdwatch this week. As predicted, the mild winter weather appeared to have an impact on the number of birds visiting our gardens... Continue reading...
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Bee flies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
21 March 2014 at 08:16
I saw my first bee-fly this week. It looks a little like a bee, but it hovers and hums like a fly, and has one pair of wings rather than two. Continue reading...
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Planting daffodils late

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
19 March 2014 at 09:53
A few months ago I bought myself two sacks of daffodils. They were half price, being long past their theoretical planting date. Continue reading...
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Early butterflies

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
17 March 2014 at 10:04
The last few days of warm weather hasn't only tempted me back outside after the wet start to the year, but has also brought out many butterflies. Continue reading...
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Old lady moths

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
12 March 2014 at 09:34
Here we have a portrait of an old lady as a young caterpillar. I found it when we took down most of the ivy and climber from the slightly broken fence. Continue reading...
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Light brown apple moth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 February 2014 at 12:00
Just over a week ago I spotted this critter in our downstairs loo. It’s the ‘light brown apple moth’, a male. Continue reading...
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