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Wildlife of the Month - Foxgloves

The dramatic towering form of bells, internally splattered with a curious pattern, makes these wildflowers the centre of many folklore...

Hedges & Hedgerows

Wildlife of the Month – Hedges and Hedgerows Hedges are a lifeline for wildlife: providing habitat, shelter, food and connectivity...

No Mow May

Wildlife of the Month Article – Wildflowers in Lawns Haircuts are one of the luxuries many of us have received since lockdown rules have...

Tysoe Poetry Competition

This Easter weekend the Tysoe & District Record (a parish publication for Tysoe Village in Warwickshire) have ran a Poetry Festival and...

Hedgehogs, Houses and Highways!

We know we have written about them before but Hedgehogs need our help! This is because nationally their numbers have reduced...

Dandelions

For centuries humans have used Dandelion plants for food & medicine and we have enjoyed having them in our gardens. They grow just about...

Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies and Moths are often associated with the warmer Summer months but they are also about in the Winter! This time of year you can...

Wildlife of the Month - January 2021

Birds of Prey – the Red Kite by Carol, Wildlife Working Group Member Birds of prey have been worked by man for centuries to catch food...

Wildlife Article - December 2020

Wildlife of the Month – Thank You! This year has been a great first year for our project. We have members from all over the village who...

Wildlife of the Month - November

Gardening without Pesticides More and more people are looking for alternatives to pesticides in our gardens. In order to assist home...

Wildlife of the Month - October

It is believed that 15 MILLION years ago hedgehogs evolved on our planet! Which makes it even more tragic that they are now struggling. ...

Our Village Hall Committee are Great!

Our Village Hall committee have agreed for the lawn at the front of our hall to be cut once a month to maximise nectar and pollen...

How to build a mini wetland

BBC Countryfile Film: Our inspiration to build a mini wetland from a drainpipe came from this fantastic video by the Wildfowl and...

Hedgehogs!

These endearing and fascinating nocturnal creatures are one of the most recognisable of our wild mammals but numbers have unfortunately...

Let’s go ‘Wild’ in Risby!

Wildlife of Month Article - June Dear Risby Residents, We hope you enjoyed receiving your wildflower seeds in March. Hopefully you are...

Lacewings – A Garden Hero

Wildlife of the month – August Article Why are lacewings heroes? Because as well as being pollinators, lacewings are voracious predators...

House Sparrows

Wildlife of the Month – July Risby is very lucky to have a thriving resident population of House Sparrows throughout the village: there...