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Photograph: 22kay22/Getty Images/iStockphoto Left to its own devices, Sphagnum fallax, together with a large number of close relatives, will form dense mats of plants on wet ground and become deep peat bogs.The peat bogs that sphagnum mosses dominate have imaginatively been described as Britain’s equivalent of the Amazon rainforest.

Claxton, Norfolk: A single square metre left unmown attracts more than 50 species A meadow grasshopper: ‘a gorgeous pink form’.It supports about 20 self-willed plant species, especially yellow rattle, marjoram, oxeye daisy and a sun-specked horizon of common cat’s-ear.

Reach, Cambridgeshire: A mini rewilding project brings exquisite new amphibian life to the garden ‘A perfect, jewel-like, lilliputian frog.I helped it along with a scoop of mud from a fenland ditch, a bundle of oxygenating hornwort and a small jamjar of wriggling tadpoles.

Vänerskärgården, Sweden: If the cranes seem the most exotic birds here, that will change as they are returned to Britain ‘Salad crops grow in sensuous waving curves’: the gardens of Läckö Castle.Within its high walls, its English gardener, Simon Irvine, grows salad crops in sensuous waving curves to show the beauty of vegetables.

David Attenborough and the climate crisis take centre stage, while single-use plastic is banned for the first time.With a big outlay and a six-month wait before the launch, do you invest now, wait or skip it?

Photograph: Phil Gates The first hint that there were thieves in the garden appeared in the columbines.I’ve never before seen them attempting to visit columbines; they must have been attracted by the smell of nectar leaking from the bumblebee-inflicted wounds.

Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters I feel for readers who have been missing birds and bats in their gardens (Letters, 28 June).Is this a gardener’s prayer answered or another sign of the loss of biodiversity because of the climate emergency?

June 2019 Country diary Country diary: orchids are masters of subtle communication Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: These delicate flowers draw in life and are integral to a complex web of information Published: 27 Jun 2019 Country diary: orchids are masters of subtle communication Brief letters Western swing is where to find genuine musical improvisation Brief letters: Maternity leave | Bluegrass | Lancashire and Merseyside | Men in skirts | Bee hotels Published: 23 Jun 2019 Published: 23 Jun 2019 Western swing is where to find genuine musical improvisation Create a buzz: how to help save wild bees – even if you don’t have a garden With a little knowhow, balconies, doorsteps and window boxes can all be turned into wildlife havens Published: 22 Jun 2019 Create a buzz: how to help save wild bees – even if you don’t have a garden US beekeepers lost 40% of honeybee colonies over past year, survey finds Study marks worst winter on record for beekeepers, despite intensive push to stem losses Published: 19 Jun 2019 US beekeepers lost 40% of honeybee colonies over past year, survey finds Country diary Country diary: sharing a home with the buttercup bees Published: 15 Jun 2019 Country diary: sharing a home with the buttercup bees From the agencies Sweet reward: Yunnan honey hunters – in pictures Gallery Published: 11 Jun 2019 Sweet reward: Yunnan honey hunters – in pictures The Simone Lia cartoon Simone Lia: the dance of the bee Published: 2 Jun 2019 Simone Lia: the dance of the bee May 2019 Brief letters In the gutter but looking at the carbs Published: 30 May 2019 Published: 30 May 2019 In the gutter but looking at the carbs Bumblebees affected by 2018 extreme UK weather, experts say Published: 29 May 2019 Bumblebees affected by 2018 extreme UK weather, experts say Value farmers if you want to save bees Published: 20 May 2019 Published: 20 May 2019 Value farmers if you want to save bees Guardian Print Shop Own a Gerrard Gethings Bee photograph Gallery Published: 20 May 2019 Own a Gerrard Gethings Bee photograph The selfish case for saving bees: it’s how to save ourselves Alison Benjamin Published: 18 May 2019 Published: 18 May 2019 The selfish case for saving bees: it’s how to save ourselves Country diary Country diary: the atmosphere in the hawthorn hedge is electric Published: 13 May 2019 Country diary: the atmosphere in the hawthorn hedge is electric April 2019 The week in wildlife The week in wildlife – in pictures Hungry bears, busy bees and disappearing penguins Gallery Published: 26 Apr 2019 The week in wildlife – in pictures The Upside 'Bee saviour' sugar cards could save starving insects Inventor crowdfunds to produce reviver sachets after prototype success Published: 24 Apr 2019 'Bee saviour' sugar cards could save starving insects 'It's a miracle': hundreds of thousands of bees survive Notre Dame fire Three hives containing more than 180,000 bees in total were found intact on the cathedral’s roof despite the devastating blaze Published: 19 Apr 2019 'It's a miracle': hundreds of thousands of bees survive Notre Dame fire Country diary Country diary: this spring belongs to the red dead-nettle Claxton, Norfolk: The unexpected super-abundance of one particular plant at this time of year is always a welcome surprise Published: 16 Apr 2019 Country diary: this spring belongs to the red dead-nettle Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman's eye Published: 10 Apr 2019 Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman's eye Country diary Country diary: these hardy honeybees could help our ailing apiaries Published: 6 Apr 2019 Country diary: these hardy honeybees could help our ailing apiaries Bavaria to pass 'save the bees' petition into law in landmark move Published: 3 Apr 2019 Bavaria to pass 'save the bees' petition into law in landmark move About 563 results for Bees 1 2 3 4 … next Topics Wildlife Insects Animals Wild flowers Plants

The Monsanto trials suggest it isn't doing that Nathan Donley and Carey Gillam Published: 7 May 2019 Published: 7 May 2019 The EPA is meant to protect us.The Monsanto trials suggest it isn't doing that April 2019 Brazil finds worrying levels of pesticides in water of 1,400 towns News outlets publish online tool enabling readers to check their own water results Published: 26 Apr 2019 Brazil finds worrying levels of pesticides in water of 1,400 towns Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe Published: 8 Apr 2019 Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe UK councils assess weedkiller use after US cancer court case Published: 5 Apr 2019 UK councils assess weedkiller use after US cancer court case March 2019 Who is paying for Monsanto's crimes?

Langstone, Hampshire: A symbiotic relationship means the black ants don’t damage the flowers and protect them from harmful insects Black garden ants on one of the author’s peonies.Dug out by black garden ants (Lasius niger), these are portals to a subterranean network of tunnels and chambers housing a queen and her colony of 4,000-7,000 workers.

News, features and multimedia on the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds January 2019 Brief letters: Court closures | Rachel Whiteread | Parakeets | Rooks v crows | Post-Brexit parachuting | Air travel Published: 28 Jan 2019 Published: 28 Jan 2019 Con or cop, they’re all in the same boat October 2018 Other lives: Deputy chief reserves officer and head land agent at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds head office Published: 14 Oct 2018 John Underhill-Day obituary May 2018 Letters: Tessa Boase writes of the successful campaign against ‘murderous millinery’, while Malcolm Smith recalls the millions of birds slaughtered to provide for the feather-decorated hats obsession in the 19th-century Published: 24 May 2018 Published: 24 May 2018 When the RSPB made feathers fly in the hat trade About 343 results for RSPB

’ Photograph: Alamy At school we learned about oxbow lakes, the water bodies left when rivers changed their course.In walks down the lane, I imagine myself back into these various time periods – I’m often a legionnaire marching south towards Baldock.

April 2019 Country diary Country diary: greenfinches' insistent calls break a Roman reverie Sandy, Bedfordshire: I can imagine myself a legionnaire marching towards Baldock, but the birds have been fighting for survival Published: 24 Apr 2019 Country diary: greenfinches' insistent calls break a Roman reverie Country diary Country diary: the woods' biological clocks seem out of kilter Published: 23 Apr 2019 Country diary: the woods' biological clocks seem out of kilter Country diary Country diary: for most of my walk I have the valley to myself Published: 22 Apr 2019 Country diary: for most of my walk I have the valley to myself Country diary Country diary: one tree on my 100-mile commute is now a friend Published: 19 Apr 2019 Country diary: one tree on my 100-mile commute is now a friend Country diary Country diary: wild flowers continue their spring advance Published: 18 Apr 2019 Country diary: wild flowers continue their spring advance Weatherwatch Weatherwatch: Easter weather as variable as day it falls Published: 17 Apr 2019 Weatherwatch: Easter weather as variable as day it falls Plantwatch Plantwatch: leaves spring ever faster as temperatures rise Published: 16 Apr 2019 Plantwatch: leaves spring ever faster as temperatures rise Country diary Country diary: this spring belongs to the red dead-nettle Published: 16 Apr 2019 Country diary: this spring belongs to the red dead-nettle Country diary Country diary: winter is slow to leave the high ground Published: 15 Apr 2019 Country diary: winter is slow to leave the high ground Country diary Country diary 1919: spring migrant birds now seen in Cheshire Published: 14 Apr 2019 Country diary 1919: spring migrant birds now seen in Cheshire Country diary Country diary: fishing teamwork between a heron and a goosander Published: 13 Apr 2019 Country diary: fishing teamwork between a heron and a goosander Country diary Country diary: the turn of the toads Published: 12 Apr 2019 Country diary: the turn of the toads James Wong on gardens For some plants, April is a crucial time Published: 7 Apr 2019 For some plants, April is a crucial time Brief letters Veggie discs and an unpalatable truth Published: 5 Apr 2019 Published: 5 Apr 2019 Veggie discs and an unpalatable truth Country diary Country diary: from nowhere, violets are suddenly everywhere Published: 4 Apr 2019 Country diary: from nowhere, violets are suddenly everywhere Country diary Country diary: field horsetail shoots rise and prepare to swish Published: 3 Apr 2019 Country diary: field horsetail shoots rise and prepare to swish March 2019 Guardian Print Shop Behind a Guardian classic photograph: Daffodils, April 1995 This week, in our series of classic Guardian photographs, you can buy your own archive print of Daffodils along the shore of Ullswater in the Lake District, photographed by Don McPhee Published: 29 Mar 2019 Behind a Guardian classic photograph: Daffodils, April 1995 Country diary Country diary: pussy willow's short life as mantelpiece miracle Sandy, Bedfordshire: Our catkins are ahead of those by the river, but we miss out on the riot of yellow and green Published: 27 Mar 2019 Country diary: pussy willow's short life as mantelpiece miracle Country diary Country diary: corvids erupt from their knotted watchtowers Southoe, Bedfordshire: There is no shortage of dawn food along busy roads.Smart birds know where to build their nests for maximum bounty with minimum effort Published: 26 Mar 2019 Country diary: corvids erupt from their knotted watchtowers Country diary Country diary: fossils with the treasure factor draw a crowd Charmouth, Dorset: The eroding cliffs spill ammonites back into the sea, while fossil hunters filter along the beach Published: 25 Mar 2019 Country diary: fossils with the treasure factor draw a crowd About 530 results for Spring 1 2 3 4 … next Topics Wildlife Animals Rural affairs Plants Birds

April 2019 UK butterfly census 2018: winners and losers – in pictures Gallery Published: 8 Apr 2019 UK butterfly census 2018: winners and losers – in pictures Rare UK butterflies enjoy best year since monitoring began Published: 8 Apr 2019 Rare UK butterflies enjoy best year since monitoring began The butterfly bush thrives in London Published: 5 Apr 2019 Published: 5 Apr 2019 The butterfly bush thrives in London Butterfly numbers fall by 84% in Netherlands over 130 years – study Published: 1 Apr 2019 Butterfly numbers fall by 84% in Netherlands over 130 years – study March 2019 Alys Fowler's gardening column Want to attract orange tip butterflies?Planting honesty is the best policy Wherever the hardy brassica is sown, the delightful springtime butterfly will follow Published: 30 Mar 2019 Want to attract orange tip butterflies?

April 2019 Brief letters Forgiving Judas on my simnel cake Brief letters: Buddleia | Thomasina Miers recipe | Simnel cake | Socialism and us | Geordie slang Published: 7 Apr 2019 Published: 7 Apr 2019 Forgiving Judas on my simnel cake The butterfly bush thrives in London Letter: Gavin Weightman responds to a column by Adrian Chiles about buddleia Published: 5 Apr 2019 Published: 5 Apr 2019 The butterfly bush thrives in London In the wastelands of Birmingham and Manchester, buddleia is a symbol of our national neglect Adrian Chiles The purple shrub thrives in dereliction and decay.Planting honesty is the best policy Wherever the hardy brassica is sown, the delightful springtime butterfly will follow Published: 30 Mar 2019 Want to attract orange tip butterflies?

Gavin Weightman responds to a column by Adrian Chiles about buddleia A Camberwell beauty butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) on a buddleia flower.He suggests the plant does not grow so much in London because land is too expensive.

St Dominic, Tamar Valley: Muddy ways, once trodden by donkeys carrying corn to the mill, are littered with spent catkins and lichened branches A stream cuts through the undergrowth in the Radland Valley.Photograph: Jack Spiers Pheasants scuttle from the windswept field to shelter among undergrowth with sprawling flowers of Helio, Fortune, Carlton and Victoria daffodils.
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