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17th February 2017

Hazel- the familiar, lemon-coloured catkins appear in January and February, long before the leaves. Look more carefully on the same stems and you will find the tiny, red, female flowers. 98 more words

Sheffield Nature

15th February 2017

Goldcrest,- weighing the same as a 20 pence piece, the UK’s smallest bird is back in our garden and their call is worth listening out for… 74 more words

Sheffield Nature

13th February 2017

Siskins are back on our feeders. These beautiful and agile finches, about the size of a Blue Tit, only appear here and on most garden bird-feeders after New Year… 68 more words

Sheffield Nature

11th February 2017

Woodpecker drumming– another call you are likely to hear, during February, is the territorial and mate-seeking hammering of Woodpeckers. Only the Great and the Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers drum- 121 more words

Sheffield Nature

8th February 2017

Recognising birdsong– this is a good time of year to gradually learn, one at a time, before many birds start singing for territories and to attract a mate. 75 more words

Sheffield Nature

5th February 2017

Butterbur, which grows in damp areas, is scenting the air with aniseed alongside Catsfield Church already, providing food for overwintering butterflies and bees. Used since medieval times to treat migraine and asthma… 86 more words

Local Wildlife

3rd February 2017

Cedars, non-native Conifers, add little except shelter to our wildlife.  All Cedars are easy to identify, having cones that sit upright on their branches. 126 more words

Urban Wildlife