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Since childhood, ponds and their inhabitants have fascinated me: dipping a jam-jar or net into a neighbourhood pond was to enter a world completely unlike that on dry land. Reading reports of the legendary ‘marches’ when frogs would simultaneously re more

5 Dec 2017 15:43 Naturalist

October is the month when late-staying summer visitors such as swallows and house martins, shortly heading off for Africa, overlap with early winter visitors like redwings and fieldfares from Scandinavia. These winter thrushes feed voraciously on haw more

17 Oct 2017 12:29 Naturalist

A 5-mile walk in the Plym Valley with Bruce Pryde of Tavistock Ramblers. Walk down the River Plym from Cadover Bridge (SX555646) through woodland to Shaugh Bridge. Across the river are the Dewerstone rocks, always a favourite with climbers. We return more

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Thousands of hens will be emerging from their cages into the autumn sunshine and looking for new homes this month. With forecasters predicting warm weather to make up for the UK’s wet summer, it’s a great time to adopt some ex-bats so they can make more

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England’s National Parks are vital resources that will sit at the centre of plans to improve physical and mental wellbeing thanks to a new partnership between Public Health England and the nation’s ten National Parks. Free to access and open 24 hours more

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