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This weekend... watch the master-builders
Long-tailed tits have to be some of our most popular garden birds. They've got it all - they're cute, fluffy, sociable, make funny noises, they're quite tame and quite common. It's also easy to encourage them into your garden by offering treats like fat or cheese. What's not to like...
17 Mar 2011
This weekend... get a real buzz
On a stroll around The Lodge today, it felt like spring! There was warmth from the sun, birds were singing all over the place, and a surprising number of insects had ventured out and about. If the weather's good for you this weekend, watch out for creatures like honeybees (as in the photo above...
24 Feb 2012
This weekend....join the hunt
The sun is shining, daffodils are starting to poke their yellow heads above the earth, and days are lengthening. This can surely only mean one thing - spring is sprung! So this weekend, hunt for signs of spring. It could be as simple as enjoying snowdrops in your garden, or visiting one our our...
4 Mar 2011
This weekend...use your ears
When you next get a second, stick your head out the nearest window (or door!) and listen. If you live near a busy road it might take you a moment to adjust your ears, but listen carefully and you'll hear the beginnings of spring. At the moment, it's mainly an incoherent chatter and twitter...
23 Mar 2012
This weekend... take a leaf out of my book
This weekend, my recommendation is that you go for a stroll and enjoy something really simple: the array of beautiful new green leaves which have emerged. If the sun's out, there's nothing brighter than the zingy lime-green of delicate miniature baby leaves. And it's those leaves which...
11 May 2012
This weekend...watch hares boxing
If March is famous for just one thing, it’s brown hares boxing. So, this weekend, why not try to see it for yourself? Now is a great time to see them as the vegetation and crops on the open farmland they call home have yet to grow too high. Why do they box? Although it looks fun, it’s...
9 Mar 2012
This weekend... see it's (nearly) spring!
A few weeks back, I suggested you listen (and look out) for birds starting to sing . My tip for this weekend is to look out for other signs of spring . With snowdrops poking their heads up and daffodil leaves breaking free of the soil, there's no doubt that spring is very nearly here. Hooray! ...
11 Feb 2011
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