The Yellow-Legged Asian Hornet: why the concern?

The Yellow-Legged Asian Hornet: why the concern?

Spread the loveA destructive, and potentially dangerous, invasive insect has made its way to the UK. Read on to find out how to spot it, how you can help stop it…and how to keep yourself safe this spring and summer. As the weather warms up, the evenings draw out and...
Help to protect Skylarks on Selsley Common during nesting season

Help to protect Skylarks on Selsley Common during nesting season

Spread the loveWalkers and dog owners can protect Skylarks during nesting season by sticking to footpaths and keeping dogs on short leads when enjoying Selsley Common. Selsley Common is one of few places to spot the iconic, yet sadly declining, bird species. Skylarks...
The decline of birds

The decline of birds

Spread the love  By Christiane Goaziou The Dawn Chorus In the Seventies and Eighties, when I lived in Sussex, I used to be woken up at 4 am, daily, from the beginning of Spring to the end of July,  by the Dawn Chorus. When the Chorus started, the sound of the...
The Bullfinch  (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula)

The Bullfinch  (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula)

Spread the loveBy Christiane Goaziou The Bullfinch belongs to the Family of the Fringillidae The male Bullfinch is unmistakable because of its amazing colours; an orangy-salmony breast and cheeks and a black cap. The female, however, has a light grey breast and cheeks...
Pigeons and Doves

Pigeons and Doves

Spread the loveBy Christiana Gouziou Pigeons and Doves  belong to the  Columbidae family of which there are in excess of three hundred species in the world.  In the UK there are five species of which three are common; The Wood Pigeon, The Collared Dove, and The Stock...
THE GOLDEN ORIOLE

THE GOLDEN ORIOLE

Spread the love  By Christiane Goaziou The Golden Oriole is a magnificent bird, the size of a blackbird or a thrush. Its length is 24 cms, its wingspan between 44 and 47 cms and its weight between 56 and 59 grams. Its life span is eight to twelve years. Its...