Overwintering ladybirds are often found in clusters – a formation that offers a number of advantages to aid survival.
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Time to pay attention to house sparrows
As the temperate autumn has shifted to an overcast winter, the sparrows in my garden have been a wonderful source of entertainment that brightens the day.
The fly agaric’s Christmas connections
I headed across Sudbury’s water meadows in search of toadstools and wild mushrooms – for this is the season of fungi.
Sad times on the meadows
Avian Flu has taken hold on Sudbury Common Lands.
A close-up view of waterside summer flowers
With nature, it is often the case that the closer you look, the more beauty you will find.
Kites above Suffolk are a good news story
After decades of persecution, raptors like the buzzard and red kite are now a common sight in Suffolk.
All hail the wagtail
The grey wagtail is a stunning creature, small and sleek with grey and black feathers on its back and a gorgeous yellow underbelly, and of course, a long dark tail that it wags constantly.
The watcher in the woods
The wood pigeon is widely despised and regarded as faintly ridiculous, but our countryside would be poorer without this under-appreciated bird.
Time to reflect on buttercups
One of the many gifts the Common Lands offer up to the people of Sudbury is the explosion of buttercups that appear each spring
In search of giants
A small colony of cranes are now established in Suffolk – the first time these majestic birds have lived in the county for 400 years.