Nature notes: Martin Walters looks at some of the smaller creatures that are often overlooked in our gardens.
Nature notes: Martin Walters gets to hear from an elusive species that can be frustratingly hard to see.
Martin Walters has been enjoying the growing boldness of nature and the return of the swifts.
Martin Walters has been enjoying the sounds of wildlife - often missed when life is busier than in the current lockdown.
Martin Walters goes in search of a rare bird... and finds it over the border in Norfolk.
Martin Walters reveals some of the sightings during his trip to the north Norfolk coast
Martin Walters looks at plants which have strong associations with Christmas and spots a rare visitor to the UK - and it's not Santa.
Martin Walters takes a look at what's been happening nature over the last month.
Our nature columnist Martin Walters spots signs of seasonal change
Martin Walters takes a look at the various types of tits that can be found in the UK
The Cambridge Independent's nature columnist, Martin Walters, has been exploring at Hobson's Park where he found a surprising amount of wildlife.
It may be the season to be jolly, but our garden birds will be desperate for nourishment this winter.
Escaping the unusual recent heatwave, we spent a few glorious days on the Norfolk coast where we were refreshed by the purer sea air and slightly lower temperatures – a welcome respite from the pollen-laden, polluted air of Cambridge’s traffic-clogged streets.
Summer brings out the butterflies. Or does it? Have you seen any in your garden, and if so, then which species? Chris Packham recently reported not finding any in his garden and it does sometimes seem that there are fewer around than in bygone years. So what are the facts? There have certainly been declines in many of our once familiar species, but also a few, including red admiral and comma, that have bucked this trend and become commoner.
Swifts have arrived and will stay with us until mid-July.
The days are lengthening, the buds are breaking, the birds are singing, well some of them are!