Archive of: Charlotte Owen

  • Oak Galls

    Oak Galls

    Next time you walk past an oak tree, take a closer look and you might notice something a bit unusual. Perhaps some of the acorns are ripening nicely but others seem to have mutated into an abnormal, knobbly mess. What’s going on?

  • Blackberry season

    Blackberry season

    It’s blackberry season. Perfect for making jams and crumbles - and a feast for wildlife

  • Slow worm

    Slow worm

    The slow worm’s name is a bit deceptive, since it is neither slow nor a worm.

  • Dragonfly Week

    Dragonfly Week

    Dragonflies: as they dart and glide across the summer skies with a bright flash of iridescent colour and a whirr of wings, it’s easy to see how these voracious aerial predators earned their name.

  • Ground-nesting birds

    Ground-nesting birds

    Think of a bird’s nest and your mind will probably wander high up into the branches of a tree or hedgerow – but not all birds have such lofty ambitions

  • The beautiful demoiselle

    The beautiful demoiselle

    Easily mistaken at first glance for a fluttering butterfly, the beautiful demoiselle is now on the wing.