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Let’s Look At The Secret Life Of Cuckoo Bumblebees

by Jean Vernon www.addictedtobees.com Have you ever wondered about cuckoo bees? Maybe you’ve never heard of them? Jean Vernon explores and exposes the secret life of these rather sneaky bees. The call of the cuckoo bird heralds the start of summer, for us at least, but spare a thought for the unsuspecting foster parents of …

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Why are wildflowers important for birds?

by Izzy Fry mynatureandphotographyblog.com You don’t normally associate birds with flowers, but they are actually very important for our feathered friends! Wildflowers are more than a colorful addition to the landscape, they provide range of different food and habitats for a variety of species, including birds! First of all lets talk about food sources. Vibrantly …

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Bees

A Year in the life of the Hairy Footed Flower Bee – End of season by Penny Metal

This World Bee Day Guest Blogger – Penny Metal (@penny.metal) shares with us a fabulous blog on the Hairy Footed Flower Bee. Penny talks on her blog and instagram about life in the bushes of Warwick Gardens, a small park in Peckham, London. Her new book ‘Insectinside’ is available from: insectinside.me Penny Metal Insectinside It’s …

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Nature Bug Club

Guest Blogger Cheryl trials some of our Seed Boxes with her daugher 0 Educating the Next Generation

Guest blogger Cheryl, from The Nature Bug Club, is trialling some of our Wildlife Collection seed boxes with her charming daughter Verity. I don’t remember a time when I have not loved or been fascinated about the nature that surrounds me. I grew up in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds and spent hours as a child …

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Peat deposits on Praa Sands Cornwall credit Emma Goodyer

The peat-free movement is having a moment: here’s how you can get involved.

It’s amazing how few people know the truth about peat. Speak to avid gardeners, ardent environmentalists, devoted wildlife lovers, and shockingly few will know that peat, when left in the ground, provides a precious home to many rare species, and is a rich store of carbon. Globally, peatlands store half a trillion tonnes of carbon, …

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