Category Archives for Woodlands

The Hedgerow at Harvest Time

As the summer begins to turn to autumn, the plants in our hedgerows change in colour and a plentiful store of fruits ripens for both the residents and the visitors. The plants will soon die back, so the animals must … Continue reading

09. July 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Birds Nests in Fields and Hedgerows

Nest sites Field boundaries provide sheltered locations for nests. Numerous birds and small and large mammals build their nests in hedgerows, walls or banks for the food. shelter and easy access to other areas that they provide. Regular hedgerow-nesting birds … Continue reading

07. July 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Wildlife in our Hedgerows

Nature’s Highways As they travel in search of food, mates and shelter, animals follow their own ‘highways’ – the hedgerows, walls, fences and rivers that thread the countryside of Britain. Much of the British landscape is made up of a … Continue reading

18. March 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Our Patchwork Landscape

The term ‘patchwork landscape’ may convey an idea of randomness, a mixed assemblage of woodland edge, scrub, hedgerow and open ground – but its character is quite distinct, its origins and development easily traceable. However diverse, it represents a broad … Continue reading

03. November 2016 by Dave Pinkney
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Summer Woodland Fritillaries

Our five orange and brown-winged fritiliary butterflies are insects of spring and high summer. It’s easy to recognise a fritiliary, but another matter to tell which is which. All fritiliary butterflies share a characteristic wing pattern: the upper surface is … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Woodland Glade Butterflies

Although large and often vividly coloured, some woodland butterflies can be difficult to spot among the trees in which they live, but late summer flowers, and even the rotting fruits of autumn, may attract them down to feed. An ideal … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Hoverflies: Insect Mimics

As their name suggests, hoverflies are expert at hovering and can often be seen poised over flowers or high up in a woodland glade. They are remarkable for their mimicry of bees and wasps – a mimicry that goes much … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Nut-Boring Weevils

If you look at acorns and hazel nuts in autumn you may find some with a small round hole bored in the shell. This is the work of weevils whose larvae live inside the shells and feed on the kernels. … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Fruit tree pests

The apple blossom weevil is one of the best known members of its family. It is widespread in England and Wales and often very common where apples are grown. It is much rarer in Scotland and Ireland. The apple blossom … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Weevils: A Vegetarian Lifestyle

Originally denoting almost any kind of beetle, the name weevil is now used for the 500 species of the family Curculionidae. Many are brightly coloured and all are vegetarians. Most weevils are recognisable by the fact that the head is … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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