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Switch your plastic containers to reusable self-sealing bags 🔄

This will not only help you cut down on your single use plastic, but it will also save you space in the fridge and cupboard too!

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Daffodils announce the beginning of spring

  • They are one of the rare species of plants that are able to successfully grow through the snow.
  • Due to toxic sap in the stem, daffodil should not be kept in the vase with other plants.
  • Squirrels won’t eat daffodils due to these poisonous crystals — be careful to keep away from dogs, too.
  • There are at least 25 different daffodil species and up to 13,000 hybrids according to the Daffodil Data Bank.
  • Daffodils are surprisingly tolerant of cold, and they’re an ideal flower for novice gardeners

Plan ahead and buy yourself some daffodil bulbs, ready for planting in September. This will bring you beautiful flowers for next spring!

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Get to know our British wildlife

Many of us have no idea of the wildlife that live alongside us, here in the UK. We have an abundance of mammals, insect and birds that call this place home.

Did you know that there are a staggering 27,000 different species of insect in the UK! Want to learn more?

Why not download our mammal quiz, along with many others from our FREE resources page – here!

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Watch out for badger cubs appearing above ground in April

Badgers begin their birthing season in February and spend the first month exploring the underground tunnels of their sett. Although still very young, badger cubs will start to make their first appearances above ground around April time. Keep an eye out for our black and white striped friends whilst out on a woodland walk – but remember to keep your distance, as mum won’t be far away, foraging for food!

Here are a few handy tips to help you identify a badger sett:

– Badger holes are 20-30cm in diameter, wider than they are tall and shaped like a ‘D’ on its side.

– A network of broad paths often leads to badger setts. Fresh bedding may be found outside holes, especially in winter, and old bedding can be seen in spoil heaps.

– Coarse black and white hairs can be found in freshly dug soil or roots.

Don’t forget to stay as quiet as possible.

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Create a safe watering spot for insects

Insects get thirsty too, and here’s a great idea as to how you can help!

  • Grab a shallow dish – this can be anything from a bowl in your kitchen, to a plastic pot headed for the recycling. A clean, empty mushroom tub or sausage tray would work perfectly.
  • Fill with different sized marbles or similar sized stones – this creates a platform for the insects to sit on whilst drinking.
  • Find a level spot to place your drinking station
  • Finally – Fill it two thirds of they way with fresh tap water.

Step back and watch to see which insects visit!

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