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National Insect Week 2022

Run by the Royal Entomological Society a whole week dedicated to insects and encouraging people of all ages to find out more about the little things that run the world. “Insects may be small, but they have a huge impact on people and nature.”  Professor Helen Roy MBE, Royal Entomological Society President Seedballers know that growing wildflowers …

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Head Out Into Your Garden This October And Take Part In Garden Safari – Find Out More Below!

Share your images of the wildlife that has been drawn to your spaces by Seedball blooms. For a chance to win our October bundle on social media, we would love to see pictures of any flora and fauna in your garden, whether it’s bumblebees on your borage, crab spiders on the corn marigolds, tits on …

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Join in with the Big Butterfly Count and help take nature’s pulse!

There is still time to take part in the world’s largest citizen science survey from 16-July to 8-August. Run by Butterfly Conservation, this totally brilliant, public led survey takes place every summer in the UK – spend 15 minutes in the sunshine and count the butterflies that you see!Butterflies are a fantastic indicator of the …

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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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Wildflowers Of July

July sees new blooms coming through from wildflowers that take a little longer to get going but can last until the autumn, providing pollen and nectar for bees and butterflies. Knapweed also know as ‘hardheads’, will be revealing their tufty purple petals from within their sturdy buds. Scented meadowsweet will be enticing pollinators with its frothy …

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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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