As a result of the world’s longest continual conservation programme, the UK population of kites has risen to such a healthy level that they can now be seen in areas where they have been absent for more than 100 years.
Many of us enjoy feeding our garden birds seed during the harsh winter months but choosing a good quality wild bird mix is essential. An unclean bird mix can be dangerous to their health.
Think of the fens and fenland folk and you probably imagine mud, water, lofty reeds, winters of ice, snow, bitter cold and locals dropping like flies. Did they perchance have a dark secret?
Very little is really known about bats, yet these little mammals seem to have developed quite a reputation – unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.
Grimsby ornithologist and orchid lover for more than ten years, Chris Heaton travels far and wide to see orchids but he could not believe his eyes when recently he came across some rare White Helleborines growing right in the middle of his own home town.