Not many wildlife spectacles can beat the overwhelming beauty of swathes of violet bluebells under the pale green of newly opened leaves.
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Opinions are divided about insects. For some of us, insects are beautiful, fascinating, joyful creatures – their buzz or fluttering by a vital part of our spring and summer.
Changing the fortunes of the UK’s threatened invertebrates
The yellow trumpets of daffodils brighten up the dullest spring day as they cluster together in gardens and roadsides during March and April. But these are often the planted or escaped garden…
Ivy has had a long-standing association with winter celebrations throughout history, like holly, a splash of evergreen colour in a landscape that may appear otherwise lifeless.
One of our most distinctive winter plants, holly has a long-standing association with Christmas, but is also an important source of food and shelter for wildlife during the harsh winter months.…
As autumn approaches, the papers are once again full of stories about giant spiders invading our homes.