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Photographing Nuthatches

Exotic looking birds, resembling a small woodpecker with a paint job making them an attractive species to photograph.

Wildlife to see in March – Wood Anemones

Wildlife to See in March : Wood Anemones After the manic actions of the hares, you might enjoy the calmer pursuit of finding wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa), which appear in-you guessed it-woodland. Known as a “primitive flower”, having only sepals in its flower...

Wildlife to see in March – Frog Spawn

Wildlife to See in March : Frog Spawn My third, and favourite, sight in March, has to be the delightful, croaking mass of mating frogs, piled in ponds across the country. A large percentage of my childhood was spent peering into the murky water of our pond, or...

Wildlife to see in March – Hares

Wildlife to See in March : Hares It is difficult to think of March without considering the effect it has on the behaviour of a usually shy and reserved British mammal. Not unlike the effect of Glastonbury Festival on sensible adults. The UK is home to three species of...

Which Type of Garden Bird Food to Use

Which Type of Garden Bird Food to Use

Although they are lovely to watch all year round it is especially nice to know that you are helping them to survive during the cold winter months, when natural food is scarce. Helping them top up their energy reserves for the exhausting business of nesting & raising chicks.

RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening

RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening

Overview The RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening by Chris Baines is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book giving a very broad coverage of wildlife in and around our gardens. The book opens by explaining the ever increasing importance of our gardens for...

Best Mid-Price Range Binoculars

Best Mid-Price Range Binoculars

If you are ready to move on from budget or pocket binoculars, or like me you have a small cheap pair that you can carry with you all the time but also like a nicer, more expensive pair for holidays and trips to nature reserves then you will probably be considering...

WILDLIFE NEWS

Toad-al success

Numbers of breeding natterjack toads recorded at one of RSPB Scotland’s nature reserves have increased by 400% over the course of a three year project launched to help save this rare amphibian.

Photographing Nuthatches

Photographing Nuthatches

Exotic looking birds, resembling a small woodpecker with a paint job making them an attractive species to photograph.