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!