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What’s in my patch? – Red Campion

Red Campion (Silene dioica) is also known as Red Catchfly in the USA. It is a member of the Pink family (Caryophyllaceae). This pretty perennial plant has deep pink flowers with notched petals on a hairy stem up to 1m

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Rare Pallid Harrier on Fair to Nature Farm

Birds are without doubt among the most fascinating and exciting groups of inhabitants in our world. One of the many reasons is because they transverse our planet through migrations, moving on mass or individually and yet sometimes, rarely, it can

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More pollinating insects on Fair to Nature farms

New research has confirmed that Fair to Nature farms support significantly more pollinating insects than conventional farms. During summer 2015 Sophie Potter, working at the University of East Anglia, observed hoverflies on 10 Fair to Nature farms across East Anglia and counted

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Save 20 percent …of Nature!

Research conducted by the University of Reading (and partly funded by Conservation Grade) published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology found that Fair to Nature farms support 20 percent more plant and butterfly species than conventionally managed farms. However organic farms

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Simon’s Blog: Applause and some celebration

Surely we should be applauding? A mammoth journey underway, not helped by two roaring Rolls Royce engines, but by the power of muscle and evolutionary adaptation. When you hear or see your first Redwings as I have this week, you,

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Guest Blog: Lucy McRobert – Give doves a chance

A version of this blog first appeared on www.talkonthewildside.co.uk and Lucy has kindly given permission for it’s use here. Five gold rings; four calling birds; three French hens; two… Two what? Isn’t that scary – by the time I have

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Operation Turtle Dove at Birdfair 2012

Come and support our Turtle Dove rescue mission at Birdfair 2012 (www.birdfair.org.uk). Birdfair 2012 takes place this weekend (17th-19th August) at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, Rutland, LE15 8BT. You can find out more about Operation Turtle Dove by talking

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