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18th May 2018

The Great British Bee Count is underway again between now and the end of June. It is easy to download the free app from Friends of the Earth… 106 more words

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Meeting moths... fluffy faces and feathery antennae!

Sarah, our Wildlife Site Surveyor for the Habitat Biodiversity Audit, shares her new passion – moths!

I love the variety of them, their colours, fluffy faces and feathery antennae as well as the most incredible fanciful names. 349 more words

15th May 2018

Shield Bugs- one of the easier insects to identify because the name fits their armoured body and shape

. This is a common Shield Bug of woodland edges and hedgerows, and gardens: the… 78 more words

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12th May 2018

Green-veined White Butterfly: here is the other white butterfly, out and about right now, that is not harmful to your brassicas and, on the contrary, is a helpful pollinator. 80 more words

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10th May 2018

Not all white butterfly caterpillars eat your brassica’s- there are two beautiful species which don’t, and they are in our garden now. The beautiful Orange Tip lays its eggs on Ladies Smock (Milkmaids) and Jack by the Hedge (Garlic Mustard), 81 more words

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6th May 2018

Little  volcanoes of mud in your grass or soil? Then you have the  beautiful, non-stinging Tawny Mining Bee, the easiest mining Bee to identify. The smaller, browner male mates and then dies. 82 more words

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4th May 2018

Coltsfoot: the flowers, shaped like chimney sweep’s brushes, come out from February onwards, often on waste sites, opening in daylight and closing at night. The stems are scaly and the heads droop once fertilised, before fluffy heads of parachuted seeds develop and are wind-distributed. 61 more words

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