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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 August – Dragonflies

Wildlife to See in August : Dragonflies The Mythos In European countries, throughout the ages, dragonflies have had a bit of a rough ride, with such names as Devil’s Darning-Needle and Horse-biters. And even though their name conjures up images of the great...

Wildlife to see in August – Bumblebees

Wildlife to See in August : Bumblebees Bumblebees are among the most endearing and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of bees droning methodically from flower to flower is a quintessential part of a summer’s day. Sadly, these affable insects are...

Wildlife to see in August – Water Voles

Wildlife to See in August : European Water Vole This month may well be a good time to spot water voles, as second litters of juveniles take their first foray into the outside world. Of course, like anything worth seeing, they are notoriously difficult to spot amongst...

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...

Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape

Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape

Overview Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape is a really interesting and fascinating book that helps to interpret what we see whilst out and about in the countryside. The book sets out to be a guide in answering questions we've all had whilst...

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.

Cheep, churp and cur-leeew! At Eastern Moors

After months of silence, the plaintive call of the Curlew and the Skylark’s song herald bird life returning to the moors. The Eastern Moors team are inviting people to join them for a Dawn Chorus walk to find out more about some of the species which thrive in...

Coalition urges Mayors urged to green-up cities

Incoming Metro Mayors must take urgent action to improve the environment, making city regions cleaner and greener – new research shows A coalition of environmental organisations, including the National Trust and The Wildlife Trusts, are today calling on incoming metro...

Oxford Swift City project takes flight

The Oxford Swift City project will officially launch on Saturday 6 May. This exciting two-year project, made possible by National Lottery players and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), hopes to improve the outlook for swifts in Oxford by raising local...

Photographing Nuthatches

Photographing Nuthatches

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