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24th June 2017

Young birds are everywhere in the garden at present- here are Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Long-Tailed Tit (note the red eye ring that is clear on the young one… 109 more words

Sheffield Nature

22nd June 2017

Sexton or burying beetles: There are at  least 3 million beetle species in the world. One in four of every creature on the earth is a beetle and most do good, not harm. 99 more words

Sheffield Nature

13th June 2017

The diminutive and scarce Bee Orchid was present in one of the Quarries in Miller’s Dale, Derbyshire this week. Evolved not only to look like the bee which pollinates it, but to be fluffy and to give off the scent (allemones) of the female bee… 48 more words

Local Wildlife

10th June 2017

Field Rose- another of theoccasional wild flower identification blogs, though this lovely, white wild rose of field edges and hedgerows can also be bought for the garden- the flowers attract insects and the bright red hips in autumn are popular with birds, and were what country folk  58 more words

Sheffield Nature

7th June 2017

Green Alkanet: Looking like a larger than life Forget-me-not, we have to take care with this plant, which we inherited in the garden. The gorgeous blue flower is nectar-rich for Bees and Hoverflies. 66 more words

Sheffield Nature

1st June 2017

Great Tits, like this male this morning, can be seen feeding their newly fledged young all over the UK at present, so keep your eyes peeled. 82 more words

Garden Wildlife

31st May 2017

Tree Sparrow- These beautifully marked birds used to be seen in many places, but their population dramatically crashed by a devastating 93% between 1970 and 2008. 80 more words

Local Wildlife