Wildlife Watch

Helping you help the wildlife in and around your garden.

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Winter bird care

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The garden is rich in autumn fruit, seeds, nuts and berries and also insects, but competition is fierce. Here are 5 ways to help the birds over winter.

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Foxes

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Foxes are as much a part of our UK wildlife as any other creature, says Jean Vernon

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Butterflies and caterpillars

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As a gardener there are a few garden ‘pests’ that can wreak havoc on our plants such as caterpillars. But before you reach for that insecticide take a few moments to really think about what you are doing.

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Nest box know-how

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Spring is a great time to install a house for your feathered friends. Jean Vernon has some top tips and advice on siting a nest box in your garden.

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Berries for birds

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Grow some plants in the garden that bear berries to help birds through the winter. Pyracantha, ivy, holly and cotoneaster are all good choices.