Archive of: April, 2020

  • Species of the day: Holly Blue

    Species of the day: Holly Blue

    The Holly Blue is well adapted for life amongst us​ and is the one member of its family you’re most likely to spot in your garden, often flitting around at head height

  • Deciphering the dawn chorus

    Deciphering the dawn chorus

    Wildlife expert Nick Acheson introduces some of our feathered superstars to listen out for this spring.​

  • Dunnock - Bird Song

    Dunnock - Bird Song

    The Dunnock is an overwhelmingly inconspicuous bird that in fact very much belies its meek and modest nature

  • Species of the day: Pied Wagtail

    Species of the day: Pied Wagtail

    The chirpy Pied Wagtail is a bird summed up nicely by its name, though it has many others in folklore, including the widespread “willie wagtail” and charming “peggy dishwasher.”

  • Species of the day: Hawthorn

    Species of the day: Hawthorn

    With its distinctive leaves, the Common Hawthorn is a familiar sight amongst spring hedgerows. Its colloquial name of ‘May-tree’ is entirely suggestive of its typical flowering period

  • Species of the day: Red Mason Bee

    Species of the day: Red Mason Bee

    The Mason Bees are named after the characteristic habit of using ‘masonry’ products in the construction of their nest cells.

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