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Insect homes at Thames Ditton station. Photo: Scott Cooper

Next stop – wildlife recovery!

RSPB partners with South Western Railway Key railway stations will be transformed into hubs for wildlife thanks to an exciting new partnership between the RSPB and South Western Railway (SWR). Through steps such as planting wildflowers, cutting holes in fences for ‘hedgehog highways’ and putting up nestboxes, the stations will […]

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Green open spaces are much sought after by house buyers

National Allotments Week 2021 9 to 15 August

This year the National Allotment Society (NAS) is Plotting for the Future and celebrating the contribution that allotments make to a sustainable future, by being economical with resources, caring for the land and supporting a balanced eco-system. We would like to take this opportunity to applaud all those gardeners and […]

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Stag beetles

Create a log pile for stag beetles and other wildlife

Log piles and dead wood are hugely important habitats for many endangered species, including iconic stag beetles – Britain’s largest land beetle. From grand ancient oak trees to an old buddleia stump in your garden, dead wood is actually teeming with life. Stag beetles need underground dead wood in order […]

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The sleeping Mud Maid can be found in the ancient woodland at Heligan

Heligan celebrates natural Wellbeing Week

Natural Wellbeing Week – 3rd to 11th July An inspiring programme of activities, workshops, talks and walks designed to. . .Relax, Uplift & Restore  From Sunrise Yoga to Early Morning Goat Walks, Tai Chi to Sound Bathing, this July, The Lost Gardens of Heligan  becomes the venue for an inspiring programme of workshops, activities, […]

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Peacock butterfly

JOIN THE BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT

FROM 16 JULY AND FOR 3 WEEKS Garden wildlife specialist Vivara has teamed up with wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, to help encourage people to become citizen scientists this summer. The new website brand, owned by CJ WildBird Foods, has become a sponsor of the annual Big Butterfly Count, a UK-wide […]

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Celebrate World Bee Day May 20

LET’S ALL CELEBRATE WORLD BEE DAY

Today (May 20) is World Bee Day. How will you be celebrating? Why not resolve to set aside a part of your garden for bees or to leave a small part of the lawn un-mown for wild flowers to thrive? maybe put up a home for solitary bees? Find out […]

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