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Contents
George Osborne’s full-blown attack on the countryside will delight rentiers
Blue House Farm North Fambridge
140 Curlews
Great Diving Beetle in a small garden pond?
Wild Badgers to be Culled in England
Turnstone at Southend on Sea Pier
How to make a log pile wildlife habitat

George Osborne’s full-blown attack on the countryside will delight rentiers

The Conservative Party hate everything about Britain and are busy dismantling it. Now the coalition government intends to strip away protection from our most treasured places, as the chancellor establishes his Republic of Gideon, finally big landowners have their champion … Continue reading

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Blue House Farm North Fambridge

Blue House Farm Bird Reserve, North Fambridge Thursday is our new day off, so we took ourselves out of London on the Eastern Railway line towards Southend and then on the little single track branch line from Wickham to North … Continue reading

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140 Curlews

I counted 140 Curlews on two mudbanks in the estuary near Devoran today. That’s a huge increase on recent years, and suggests the curlew population, and that of other wader birds, are well on the way to fully recovering after … Continue reading

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Great Diving Beetle in a small garden pond?

Well this article arrived just on the same day that Linda reported seeing an enormous flying beetle, shiny green coloured, in the back garden near our small pond. We identified the beetle as the great diving beetle and I knew … Continue reading

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Wild Badgers to be Culled in England

There will be a wild badger cull in England. The new Conservative Liberal coalition government has said the vaccination programme isn’t enough so badgers in TB hotspots will be killed. Culling badgers to control Bovine TB in dairy cattle is … Continue reading

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Turnstone at Southend on Sea Pier

Turnstone at Southend on Sea Pier, originally uploaded by AndyRob. I believe that Turnstones should be included as urban wildlife for the way they like to colonise pires, harbours, boat ramps etc in the man made marine environment and the … Continue reading

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How to make a log pile wildlife habitat

How to make a log pile habitat for wildlife Take the worry out of disposing of those bulky cuttings and create a home for wildlife. Log piles are a valuable habitat for mosses, lichens and fungi, as well as many … Continue reading

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Thanks for reading Andy Roberts articles about wildlife on the DARnet Blog