Once hunted to near extinction, roe deer are now pushing into urban fringes to graze.
Tag: Guardian Country Diary
Brought to Britain by the Romans, walnuts were used as charms to increase wealth.
Catching such athletic, bulky insects as grasshoppers and crickets requires a sturdy trap that can’t be kicked apart too easily.
Within hours, ants were seething over what looked like a heap of nude baked beans.
It began in March, when the buff-tailed queens emerged from hibernation, zigzagging from bloom to bloom.
This is the best time of year for greggles. In a couple of weeks, millions
Citizen science projects have found that yellowhammers end their song according to regional “accents”.
On a sunny day three Februarys ago, I squashed the ripe berries on to an apple tree branch. That March, crooked shoots emerged.
Bridport has been a centre for cordage and net-making since Saxon times, and there are about 10 firms still active in the area.