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buildings this rule doesn’t apply. Autumn is considered the best time to erect bird boxes, but it won’t do any harm to put one up in January, as long as the box is fixed securely. For advice on how to build a box and where to site it, visit rsbp.org.
Last week, Butterfly Conservation published a report called The State of Britain's Larger Moths 2013. It makes a depressing read, demonstrating a marked decline in the number of our larger moths over the last 40 years. The survey, conducted
easily access buildings• they carry Weil’s disease, which is potentially fatal to humansI paid close attention to my garden and realised I had to act when I spotted Ratty mopping up split niger seed from the bird feeders in broad daylight