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Abundance of butterflies at Hainey Farm

Ecologist, John Day, from the RSPB, undertook a butterfly survey at the Fair to Nature accredited Hainey Farm, in Cambridgeshire at the end of July. The survey is a snap-shot of the butterflies that make use of the wonderful variety

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Where birds are found on farm can tell us a lot!

Guest post by Georgie Bray, Acting Farm Manager, Hope Farm Last winter was an interesting one at Hope Farm, enabling us to see how farm management, the weather, and the interactions between these factors impact farmland birds. Last summer was

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Feeding garden birds

Supplementary feeding of the birds in your garden helps them to survive periods of natural food shortage and severe winter weather, and gives them a better chance of being in peak condition for breeding. It is also a very pleasurable

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This turtle dove needs a name!

Bird 161004 is waiting to follow in the slip stream of Titan, the first turtle dove to be tracked from his breeding grounds in the UK to his wintering grounds in Africa and back, and needs a name! 161004 is

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Urgent action needed to save iconic bird on the brink

Operation Turtle Dove renews appeal for help to save species in light of evidence of turtle doves’ continuing decline In light of the latest report (2015) on the findings of the annual UK Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), Operation Turtle Dove,

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Our Response for Nature

The Response for Nature report, produced by 26 nature organisations, including the RSPB, National Trust and Wildlife Trusts, was launched last Tuesday by broadcaster and naturalist Steve Backshall. It firmly outlines 10 key proposals on how the government, together with each and every

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Fair to Nature Brands – RSPB bird food

The RSPB is the UK’s biggest nature conservation charity. They focus on conserving the UK’s wildlife and restoring and protecting its natural habitats, through active conservation work, scientific research, education and advise. But their work isn’t just limited to the

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Titan – Migration mystery of UK’s fastest declining migrant bird solved!

Conservation Grade is involved with a partnership project called Operation Turtle Dove, aimed at reversing the dramatic declines in the breeding Turtle Dove population in the UK. Last weekend a satellite tagged Turtle Dove named Titan returned to his Suffolk

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Don’t try this at home! More Team Peanut adventures

A guest blog from #teampeanut’s Niki Williamson… The panicky shouting told me that the villagers closest to the bushfire had spotted the sudden change in wind direction at the same moment as me. The stick insects and crickets that were

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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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