All posts tagged "wildlife"

  • Our Patch: Singin’ the Blues

    Apologies for my absence over the last few weeks – with it being spring I should have been writing away, but with various lurgies, school holidays, and several bottles of wine to imbibe over Easter, time has...

    • Posted May 20, 2014
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  • Iberian Wolves Settle in to New Home at Knowsley Safari (Video)

    Two Iberian wolves are making themselves at home in a new enclosure at Knowsley Safari Park. The sisters, Maria and Morena, arrived in December from Gaia Zoo, Holland, and were first housed in a small wooded area...

    • Posted May 8, 2014
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  • Narrow Escape for Safari Park Ducklings

    Two ducklings had to be rescued after their mother left them stranded in the lion enclosure at Knowsley Safari Park last week. Safari keepers distracted the big cats long enough to fetch the ducklings, nicknamed Ant and...

    • Posted April 29, 2014
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  • Our Patch: True Colours – Mellow Yellow

    When I tell people I write a column about UK wildlife, I usually get the same reaction: Firstly a smile and “Ooh that’s interesting,” followed by a pause, a bit of thought, and then – “But what...

    • Posted April 1, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Nest Box-Making at Stadt Moers Park

    We had such a pleasurable morning on 15 March at Stadt Moers Park, working with the rangers making bird nest boxes for the nearby woodland. The event was arranged by The Friends of Stadt Moers Park, and...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • Our Patch: A Frog Chorus

    There have been subtle changes all around us over the last few weeks. As the days perceptibly become longer, I have noticed the loud churring of blue tits, and fat bumblebees are emerging and are slowly flying...

    • Posted March 11, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Never Mind the Buzzards

    For those who are fed up of columns about birds, I apologise! I have had such a brilliant week for one of our avian residents, I can’t help but crow (sorry) about it. For a while I...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Let It Snow

    There are some very excited little people in our house. The forecast keeps threatening snow, and every morning before we can breakfast, the curtains have to be opened to see if there are blankets of white powder...

    • Posted February 11, 2014
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  • Wolves Arrive at Knowsley Safari Park

    A pair of Iberian wolves have arrived at Knowsley Safari Park in Prescot. Wolf sisters Maria and Morena came from Gai Zoo, in Holland, and are the first of the their species to live at the park...

    • Posted February 3, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Results – of a Sort

    Well, after buying extra mealworms, putting food in every conceivable bird-friendly location, and encouraging just about everybody I know to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, it was with great trepidation we sat in the...

    • Posted January 28, 2014
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