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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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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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