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Parakeet’s dusk performance 0

Parakeet’s dusk performance

Ring-necked Parakeets flying in to roost at Wormwood Scrubs park. A total of over 1000 birds roost communally in trees here each night. The parakeets first gather in a pre-roost sites, where they arrive...

New life on a miniature scale 0

New life on a miniature scale

Today I felt very privileged to witness a Small White butterfly laying an egg. The tiny yellow package of life in this picture had been in existence for less than a minute. What a...

Richmond Park Nature Walk 0

Richmond Park Nature Walk

During yesterday’s Wild Capital nature walk in Richmond Park we came across all kinds of natural wonders… Richmond Park is the largest of all the Royal Parks; it is a National Nature Reserve, a...

Nesting Parakeets 0

Nesting Parakeets

Spring is here and the race is on to breed. Ringed-necked Parakeets are early breeders and they are normally well on their way before many of our native species begin thinking about where to...

Pussy Willow 0

Pussy Willow

  What a glorious day! The bees are buzzing and the buds are bursting. This willow in East London already has young furry catkins, and at this stage of development is known as pussy...

Wild Wander in Epping Forest 0

Wild Wander in Epping Forest

Beech pollards in Epping Forest Recently we went on a lovely wild wander through Epping Forest; London’s largest stretch of ancient woodland. The excitement started before we entered the forest, in fact we had...

When Gorse is out of flower…. 0

When Gorse is out of flower….

When gorse is out of flower, kissing is out of fashion. So goes the old saying. Thankfully for romantic types, there is usually some gorse in flower somewhere whatever the season. This gorse plant...

Battling Moorhens 0

Battling Moorhens

The timid seeming Moorhen is actual a highly territorial bird. Keep an eye out for their battles at this time of year, as they establish breeding territories and fight over mates. The Moorhen attack...

Catkins in the wind 0

Catkins in the wind

  The hazel catkins, or lamb’s tails, are looking good at this time of year. Jan and Feb are the best time of year to see catkins, as they develop before the tree’s leaves....