13 August 2016

Honey Bee Flower Constancy

A careful observer will notice that honey bees will usually visit just one type of flower when out foraging, this is known as "flower constancy", and yet...

Honey bee on Purple Loosestrife
Honey Bee on Purple Loosestrife
Photo M.Malcher 2016

18 March 2016

Crossing paths with a Badger

Most people can identify a Badger, though many will never have seen a live one in the wild. But whilst you may not see Mr Brock himself you might find your paths cross more often than you'd think.

Badger (Meles meles)
Photo: P.Trimming via Geograph

14 February 2016

What's that in my garden mini pond? Newts and more.

A newt!! for the first time in 24 years I found a newt in our garden!
I'd been clearing some leaves from one of our several little mini "frog ponds" and was astonished to see I'd disturbed a newt...

Make a Mini-pond in your garden (photo M.Malcher)