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Home gardeners can plant some of their favorite food sources. Trees and shrubs that provide fruits such as Indian plum, thimbleberry, bitter cherry, huckleberry, and are good choices. Planting trees ...

This month is really important in the wildlife gardening calendar, not only for planning and planting but making sure that your garden wildlife has all it needs to help it get through the tough ...

Many types of mammals, invertebrates and amphibians sleep through the coldest months. Some species, like hedgehogs, truly hibernate. Others, such as frogs, enter a state of torpor from which they ...

Peacock butterfly, the common brimstone, and the small turtleshell butterfly are some of the few butterflies which over winter in their adult ...

As they forage nuts to cache for the winter months, autumn is a great time to see red ...

By installing a simple nestbox camera you can get an intimate view inside the nest and an immediate idea of how successful each brood has ...

The weather is cooler and probably wetter, but for now there should still be warmer spells. Most wildlife has little time to appreciate the changing of the leaves, a red leaf is a warning sign. A ...

A bird-friendly garden should be full of seeds, nuts and berries at this time of year. You might spot a jay scouting around for somewhere to bury fallen acorns and hazelnuts. If you let seedheads ...

Author Niall Edworthy on getting started with the free pastime that travels to you, bird watching. You don’t have to skulk around in the bushes of remote countryside all day to be a bird ...

There are a number of cameras that enable time-lapse ...
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Badgers are nocturnal and elusive, but remain one of the UK's favourite mammals.

For those that are mosquito magnets, a bat house is a must! One little brown bat can eat 60 medium-sized moths or over 1,000 mosquito-sized insects...

If you enjoy bird watching, then a couple of strategically placed bird feeders will allow you to view these winged beauties up close.

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A complete habitat for butterflies and mothsThe Butterfly Biome is designed to provide opportunities for feeding and roosting.

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Michaelmas Daisies - Bright colours of Aster novi-belgi and novae-angliae composed for a contrasting rich colour range of long stemmed autumnal...

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House Finch bathing by Errol Taskin, Shreveport, LA. Birds can become ill from leftover bits of seeds and hulls that have become moldy or from...

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Even a balcony or smaller garden will attract birds, and investing in a specialist feeder camera gives you a ringside seat to observe behaviour up...

It’s easy to start experimenting with cameras in places other than nestboxes.

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Phalangium opilio The harvestman is very distinctive with a round, compact body and extremely long legs.

Aphis fabae (blackfly, black bean aphid, black aphid)Macrosiphum rosae (greenfly, rose aphid) There are over 500 aphid species in the UK, and...

Lasius niger These insects are black or dark brown and nest in soil, lawns, at the base of walls or under flat stones. Ants are social insects; they live...

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(Muscardinus avellanarius) Stocky, tawny body 6-9cm; fluffy tail 7-7.5cm.

Vulpes vulpes The fox has reddish-brown fur, a white chest and a bushy, white-tipped tail, called a brush. Its nose and ears are pointed. Foxes are...