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This weekend, many of us will have woken up to winter’s first snowfall. Though we were graced with just the lightest of dustings here in Bedfordshire (hardly enough for a snowman, let alone enough to crack out the sledge), it was more than enough to fire me up for a bracing morning walk. When...
18 Jan 2016
How robins cornered the Christmas market
The poster-bird of countless Christmas cards, December is the robin’s time in the spotlight. But robins aren’t just for Christmas. Because they rarely move far from where they’ve hatched and, generally speaking, don’t migrate , they’re with us all year round – and...
7 Dec 2015
Amphibians in winter
Amphibians are some of our most primitive land animals to own a backbone. Unfortunately for them one of their primitive traits is an inability to regulate body temperature which means that in the UK they have to take action before it gets freezing cold! The best way to do this is to hibernate or...
22 Nov 2013
Countdown to Christmas: 21
For those of us not snowed in, there’s still time to get out and enjoy flocking starlings . Here are some top spots to get out and witness this wildlife spectacle for yourselves. Photo credit: David Kjaer (rspb-images.com) Brighton Pier Ham Wall Saltholme Newport Wetlands Leighton...
4 Dec 2010
The nature facts Christmas quiz
Welcome to our festive quiz! We're giving you the chance to win one of five copies of Birds - Their Hidden World . There's three rounds; general questions on yuletide plants and animals, pictures of mystery Christmas nature and finally, can you unscramble our festive anagrams? Some will be multiple...
18 Dec 2012
Countdown to Christmas: 24
Hurray! It's 1 December, snow is falling and Christmas in on the ho-ho-horizon. To get in the spirit, we're starting this virtual advent calendar - 24 posts counting down the days to Christmas and celebrating the beauty of nature in winter. Join us every day as we open another calendar door to...
1 Dec 2010
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