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Wildlife gardening. Wildlife habitats or homes for nature. Nesting boxes and ponds, deadwood piles and insect and bug hotels. Hedgehog highways and trees and plants for pollinators.

The Forest Garden Tour – Agroforestry and permaculture with Martin Crawford

The Forest Garden Tour - Agroforestry and permaculture with Martin Crawford.

From LondonTreeSurgeons YouTube channel. Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. It combines shrubs and trees in agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy,, ecologically sound, and sustainable land-use systems. Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centred on simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. Permaculture was developed, and the term coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978.

Highgate Woods London – First recorded Leopard Moth – Zeuzera pyrina

First recorded Leopard Moth - Zeuzera pyrina

The first recorded Wood Leopard Moth, Zeuzera pyrina, has been made in Highgate Woods in North West London. Native to the UK it is only common in the South but never before in Highgate Woods and it's natural reintroduction is a sign of increased biodiversity in London. The larvae feed on the wood of a wide variety of deciduous trees and the "Highgate" Leopard Moth was discovered in the heart wood of an Ash log having entered through decayed outer wood suggesting healthy trees are not the preferred choice.

Recorded food species of Wood Leopard Moth (Wikipedia)

  • Acer
  • Aesculus
  • Amelanchier
  • Broussonetia
  • Carya
  • Castanea
  • Celtis
  • Ceratonia
  • Cotoneaster
  • ...

    Rewilding – Pine Martens could help save Red Squirrels

    Rewilding - Pine Martens could help save Red Squirrels

    New video for a new playlist! The European pine marten (Martes martes), known most commonly as the pine marten in Britain, and less commonly also known as pineten, baum marten, or sweet marten, is an animal native to Brirain and Northern Europe belonging to the mustelid family, which also includes mink, otter, badger, wolverine and weasel. Rewilding is large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species. Rewilding projects may require ecological restoration or wilderness engineering, particularly to restore connectivity between fragmented protected areas, and reintroduction of predators where extirpated. Cover image Rewilding Britain ‏@RewildingB ...

    Award winning wildlife garden – video added to our YouTube channel playlist.

    Wildlife Gardening - Award winning wildlife garden - video added to our YouTube channel playlist. The garden is home to thousands of British flora and fauna and more than 2,600 species have been identified in the garden since it opened in 1995. Wildlife garden profile, Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London 1995 - 2016 Award winning garden. The Wildlife Garden is open daily from 24 March to early November, with regular free family events. Visits are welcome by arrangement during the winter months - just ask at an information desk inside the Museum or email Highlights and attractions Lady’s bedstraw, field scabious and wild carrot are in flower on the chalk down land. Speckled woods, red admirals, meadow browns and large white butterflies can be seen on sunny days. Common darter dragonflies and azure damselflies are regularly seen around the ponds Purple loosestrife, hemp agrimony and great willowherb attract bees and other pollinators. Fledgling wrens and blue tits can be heard...