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What’s in my patch? – Cowslip

The egg yolk yellow flowers of the Cowslip (Primula veris) are a welcome sign of spring. A herbaceous perennial of the Primrose family Primulaceae, the Cowslip flowers throughout April and May, providing an early nectar source for long tongued bees,

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Managing hedgerows

It’s the time of year when farmers’ thoughts turn to the management of their hedgerows. The winter crops have been drilled and there’s a bit of a lull in the arable farmer’s schedule before the spring field work begins. What

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State of Nature Report – Fair to Nature provides solution

Today’s publication of the latest State of Nature Report shows that, although there are a few good news stories to celebrate, the overall picture is not a good one. 56% of UK species are in decline and of the 8,000 UK

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Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2014 – an update

The winners of this year’s Guardian Sustainable Business Awards were announced at the ceremony at the Royal Institute of Architects in London on the 14th May 2014. Conservation Grade was on the short-list in the Natural Capital category, a category that

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