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At night in the garden
Latest News At night in the garden

Our guest blogger Phil Pickin has been looking out for nocturnal activities in his garden

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Ups and Downs of Wildlife
Latest News Ups and Downs of Wildlife

Opening the kitchen curtains this morning, I was greeted with a view lit by a warming early sun. A scene more like Watership Down than a Devon valley. Rabbits everywhere, scampering and leaping aroun

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July and August in the wildlife garden
Latest News July and August in the wildlife garden

July and August are perhaps the months where you enjoy the fruits of your labour in your wildlife garden rather than, well, carrying on with lots more labour. Therefore, with less to physically do un

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The privilege of sparrowhawks visiting our gardens
Latest News The privilege of sparrowhawks visiting our gardens

This might be one of the more controversial topics we’ve covered in our bird of the month series, as whilst many of you reading this will rejoice in the spectacle of a sparrowhawk arriving at high s

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The humble house sparrow - and why it needs your help
Latest News The humble house sparrow - and why it needs your help

If you asked most folk what they thought was the commonest bird in the UK, most would probably say the house sparrow. However, whilst that would have been true a number of decades ago, it certainly is

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Belarus, a dream that was more than a dream
Latest News Belarus, a dream that was more than a dream

During the first week in May I went to Belarus with a friend to see birds that we don’t, or seldom, see in the UK and also see a bit of life in Russia. Having said that, you don’t go to Russia fo

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BTO confirms what we already believed: feeding the birds in your garden increases their numbers
Latest News BTO confirms what we already believed: feeding the birds in your garden increases their numbers

Relatively small scale studies in recent decades have generally pointed towards a positive effect of feeding the birds in our gardens in terms of their numbers, but now a more comprehensive study car

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Only feed dried mealworms at this time of year if they're firstly soaked in water
Latest News Only feed dried mealworms at this time of year if they're firstly soaked in water

A few days back one of our customers alerted us to an advert on Facebook from another bird food company, as they were concerned that the message encouraged people to feed dried mealworms straight fro

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May and June in the wildlife garden
Latest News May and June in the wildlife garden

Despite some real ups and downs in our weather over the last month or so – including record-breaking warm temperatures in April and unseasonably cold days in early May – we’re now well and trul

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A side effect of feeding live food
Latest News A side effect of feeding live food

The rewards of feeding garden birds are significant and plenty and you make make new friends too

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Latest News Starlings - you either love them or you don't but we need to reverse the decline

Starlings are adapting more than ever to exploit bird feeders, but you can strike a balance for them and other songbird species to feed in your garden. Although much of every daylight hour is take

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My first close encounter with the fastest bird on the planet
Latest News My first close encounter with the fastest bird on the planet

Spring and the sound of a cuckoo calling on the farm made my day. In the distance I could also hear a bird of prey. Not just any bird, a Peregrine. They nest on a sea cliff just a few miles away and

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The aptly named pied wagtail
Latest News The aptly named pied wagtail

If ever a bird was given a name which largely described both its appearance and behaviour in just two words, it would have to be the pied wagtail: It is indeed black and white and, without question, i

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Latest News Vine House Farm's take on this year's RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch results

The results of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 didn’t bring too many surprises, with numbers of small birds affected by the unusually cold weather in early spring last year (the so called beast

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Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad strike out for a wilder future
Latest News Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad strike out for a wilder future

Stars speak up for wildlife in new film trailer hitting cinemas this weekend Illustrious names including Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry have bac

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Ponds - big or small
Latest News Ponds - big or small

We are all very aware of the need for more ponds in and around our gardens and other wild spaces, so it's encouraging to see the Royal Horticultural Society team up with The Wildlife Trusts to lunch B

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