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Gardens for wildlife

Here in Britain the gardening season looks good so far. Here’s an article about gardening for bees and other wildlife. Untidy gardeners like me are good gardeners for wildlife. It’s now a year since hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) bred in my … Continue reading

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Tyto alba

Originally posted on The Naturephile:
A few posts ago in ‘The Owl and the Woodpecker‘ I mentioned that a pair of robins may have started getting fruity in my garden as early as the begining of January. And then last…

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Hedgehog is preferred UK natural emblem

Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
From the Guardian : It is a prickly character with a voracious appetite, a passion for gardens and a noisy sex life, and now the hedgehog has been chosen as the best natural emblem for…

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Buzzards and pheasants again

A year ago here in England, our Government considered whether to protect farmed pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), an alien species reared for shooting, from native buzzards (Buteo buteo). This would have been done by trapping buzzards and destroying their nests. Really, … Continue reading

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National Nest Box Week

Originally posted on Natural History Wanderings:
National Nest Box Week is organised each year by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Everyone is  encouraged to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity…

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