Category Archives: nature

October wildlife news from the farm

Although our Swallows left the farm during the last week in August, and others have said the same, I continued to see Swallows for the first 20 days of September. On 20th September we harvested our crop of organic red clover and there … Continue reading

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Bored on Sunday 8th? Go conkers!

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UK Fungus Day – who knew?

This is from the Grow Wild! campaign, which in partnership with Kew Gardens and Lottery funding is giving away packets of wildflower seeds for the public to grow.  You may not know that next Sunday 8th October is UK Fungus … Continue reading

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Harvesting the skies for nature

by Adrian Thomas of the RSPB Sometimes in making a garden better for wildlife, you have to challenge yourself, and for me that comes whenever the DIY toolkit is called for. After all, I’m the kind of person who gets confused … Continue reading

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Cool tips for summer pets

Apply sun block to pets with short white fur, particularly on ears and the tops of noses as they are the most prone to sunburn. Use a product suitable for babies. Ensure your pets – cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs … Continue reading

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Create a wildlife sun-bed in your garden

Create a warm and safe hotspot, providing a place for slow-worms and lizards to warm themselves in safety. Reptiles are cold-blooded creatures that need to use the heat of their environment to become active – especially on our chilly British … Continue reading

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Interested in local bird life?

Those of you who have complete the ‘Shaping Collyweston’ village survey earlier this year – and it’s still not too late to send it in, even though the deadline’s passed! – will recall that one of the questions related to access to … Continue reading

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