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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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Bumblebee rescue

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 February 2014 at 10:23
I found a bumblebee lying lifeless in the street in rush hour on Wednesday evening. Continue reading...
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Feeding birds in winter

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
19 February 2014 at 08:11
This week, given the recent bout of phenomenally bad weather, I'm putting out anything the birds might find appetising... Continue reading...
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National Nest Box Week

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 February 2014 at 09:04
Today marks the beginning of National Nest Box Week – an annual reminder to provide homes for our garden birds. Continue reading...
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Insects and seed heads

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
31 January 2014 at 07:31
This photo of an earwig tucked into an old fritillary seedhead is a nice reminder of how important spent plants and seedheads are to sheltering wildlife. Continue reading...
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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
28 January 2014 at 16:06
The Big Garden Birdwatch is a valuable way of getting people interested in actually recording what they see. Continue reading...
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