the rest of July

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anita rani vis­its the nene val­ley, northamp­ton­shire, where a pi­o­neer­ing project is about to launch. ‘re­tail gi­ants have been work­ing with wildlife trusts to cre­ate a shop­ping des­ti­na­tion with na­ture at its heart. Builders have joined up with the trusts’ sssi re­serves to make one huge wet­land area that wraps around the re­tail site,’ says Becky.

John craven learns about the rare pur­ple em­peror but­ter­fly. ‘the beauty of this elu­sive crea­ture be­lies its truly filthy na­ture,’ says Becky. ‘this but­ter­fly doesn’t feed on flow­ers, but on rot­ten fruit, mouldy cheese, dog poo and any­thing that smells foul. not quite the pic­nic that John was ex­pect­ing!’

also in July

el­lie heads to scot­land’s isle of May for a seabird bo­nanza at the peak of the breed­ing sea­son, sean Fletcher dis­cov­ers the im­por­tance of the hum­ble rasp­berry, and anita learns the strange art of ‘dog & duck’ herd­ing.

web pres­ence: ‘dog and duck’ herd­ing can cause a flap

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