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The life of the Hairy Footed Flower Bee

[The Hairy Footed Flower Bee (HFFB) gets the name from the male, who has long whiskers on his front legs. He uses these to stroke the female’s eyes in an attempt to becalm her long enough to mate. (Seedball)] Penny Metal (@penny.metal) blogs about the life in the bushes of Warwick Gardens, a small park […]

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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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Spring in the Garden

Guest blogger Helier, from @garden_goddess_uk, shares with us an insight into Spring in her garden and her experience with seed balls. Hasn’t it been so cold and dry this year! As a gardener I’m sure I’m not alone in constantly checking the weather forecast for frost and the fleecing of tiny seedlings in the greenhouse,

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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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