Every time I spot a poor little skinny hedgehog out and about in November, I ask myself why? After 15 million years why haven’t hedgehogs stopped having babies so late in the year when they stand next to no chance of surviving the winter?
The grey squirrel is now classed as an Invasive Alien species in the UK. It’s thought of as a major pest and blamed for the destruction of our native red quarrel population. But how did this tree-dwelling demon get here in the first place? Where did it come from? How has it done so well? And is everything we hear about it really true
It’s a good question, and as with many things in nature, the answer is “It depends”. There are a lot of factors that determine when birds start nesting. These include the weather, the species of bird, the age of the individual bird, how long the bird takes to build its nest and how long chicks take to fledge.
Pigeons are birds, right? So if we want to feed garden birds shouldn’t we be happy to feed pigeons too? Hmm, well maybe, up to a point. But if you’ve ever become popular with your local pigeon population, you will know that there comes a moment when you just think “Enough Now!” If you’ve reached that point, then read on