Nature Notes – June 2024

Yellow wagtail and Yellowhammer

Birds of Conservation Concern is a list of birds that are perceived as endangered. Of the 70 UK birds on the list, there have been 20 spotted in and around Scruton, depending on the season.

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Gardeners’ World – May 2024

Lime green Euphorbia

More rain, fluctuating temperatures, frost and strong winds, but plants keep on growing. It is a case of the survival of the fittest. I have lost a rhododendron in full bud to wind burn, but another in a sheltered position has survived.

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Nature Notes – May 2024


At this time of year, you may be surprised to find a queen wasp in your house, especially if it appears on something you are about to handle.

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