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25th April 2017

Cuckoo Pint is a fascinating plant out in woods and hedgerows now. When ready to be fertilised, the brown Spadix heats up to attract tiny insects which carry pollen from another plant down into the base of the plants, where they are trapped by tiny hairs. 129 more words

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19th April 2017

A Parasitic Wasp, in the garden yesterday feeding on pollen and nectar, is one what is thought to be the largest group of animals in the world- estimated at 2 million species. 92 more words

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17th April 2017

Holly Blue Butterfly- This is a good time to learn to identify the small Holly Blue. It flies high among bushes and hardly settles -you tend to see is a fast-moving blue flash (very hard to photograph!). 87 more words

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15th April 2017

Coppicing- this wonderful way of managing woodland and maximising bio-diversity (see poster on this blog) is declining and our decisions can help. The last old hurdle-maker in Catsfield died in my teens but… 134 more words

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14th April 2017

Tawny Mining Bee- April is the best time to spot this harmless solitary Bee- in lawns, flower-beds, gardens, parks and farmland. Little ‘volcanoes’ of mud… 131 more words

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7th April 2017

Dunnocks, as shown a few days ago, have been nest-building in our box hedge and so far they have laid three of their beautiful turquoise eggs. 105 more words

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5th April 2017

Bees and insects masquerading as Bees: The garden is apparently alive with Bees right now, but many are Bee and Wasp mimics, so look carefully. 150 more words

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