Which Mushrooms to Avoid: The Inglorious Seven

Knowing what’s definitely edible is good, but knowing what will probably kill you is better. Here’s a few ...

Beekeeping in August

Beekeeping in August sees the apiarist’s activities step up a gear.  Now is the time to and extract and bottle the ...

Lyme Disease: Be Tick-Aware

Ticks are very small creatures that can sometimes pass Lyme Disease on to humans, dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. ...

Beekeeping in July: Honey production

Beekeeping in July.  On a warm summer’s day there is nothing more relaxing than sitting and watching the bees ...

Beekeeping in June: The First Honey Harvest

Beekeeping in June is one of the most enjoyable times of the beekeeping calendar as the bees are at their busiest. In ...

Beekeeping in May

Beekeeping in May is a serious business.  The hives that have made it through the winter are now growing a pace and ...

Squatting Robin Family

Thanks to PP reader Hilary Backwell for sending in these photos of a pair of robins nesting in her utility room. The ...

Beekeeping in April

By the time April arrives the beekeeper will know if their bees have survived the winter.  I have to say that this ...

Mink Traps Help Save Water Vole

You can’t deny mink look cute, almost puppy-like. Unsurprisingly, given the original purpose for their ...

Rise of the mighty River Lambourn

Winterbourne streams on our chalk soil traditionally run after seasonal rains have percolated through the chalk ...