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Two Tawny Owlets Rescued After 35-foot Drop From Nest

by Hugh Coakley Specialists rescuers from the Wildlife Aid Foundation performed a daring 35 foot (10m) climb up a swaying tree in Worplesdon to replace two one-week old tawny owlets…

Letter: You Can Find Insect Wildlife in Every Park and Garden

From Harry Eve There may be something of interest lurking in any tree, bush, verge or your local park. I found this female green crab spider on a tree in…

Extinction of Insects Threatens Surrey Wildlife, and Our Own Lives

Extinction of Insects Threatens Surrey Wildlife, and Our Own Lives

A frightening new report from a group of Wildlife Trusts has revealed a drastic drop in insect numbers in Britain, with 41 species facing extinction. In 2017, the State of Surrey’s Nature…

An Abundance Of Butterflies On Broadstreet Common Near Fairlands

There is an abundance of butterflies on the wing at Broadstreet Common, near Fairlands, this year. And this could be part of a national phenomenon says the charity, Butterfly Conservation.…

New Swift Tower Nesting Site For Shalford

Swifts will soon have a new place to nest in Shalford thanks to a project funded by developer contributions and the Surrey Hills Trust Fund. Artist Will Nash has been…

Letter: What Is My Vocal Robin Saying?

From Harry Eve Malcolm Fincham has provided another great set of photos in his latest Birdwatcher’s Diary to brighten up these mid-winter days. I like “Into the water.” It captures…

An Unfortunate Injury Offers A Rare Close Up View Of A Lesser Known Bird

By Malcolm Fincham A photo submitted by Guildford Dragon readers Colin and Joan Mills has prompted me to write about one of our less mentioned birds, the siskin. Although frequently…

The Dragon Finds Water Voles On Our Doorstep

A surprising discovery when covering the local floods was a litter of six young water voles, presumably flooded out of their riverbank home. Their distinctive rounded shape and hairy tails…

Town Centre Bee Keeping – Honey From an Unlikely Guildford Rooftop

By Luke Insoll Everyday hundreds of busy shoppers pass through White Lion Walk, off Guildford High Street, unaware that just 50 feet or so above them is the unlikely home…

Guildford Sites Chosen To Halt Decline of Small Blue Butterfly

Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) is beginning an exciting project in three Guildford sites to halt the decline of the small blue butterfly in Surrey. The aim of the project  is…

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