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The study be­gins in the sum­mer as Chris and the team test whether snails have a hom­ing in­stinct and ex­plore how some flow­ers use ul­tra­vi­o­let sig­nals to at­tract in­sects for pol­li­na­tion.

‘Many peo­ple’s gar­dens are all about flow­ers and their nec­tar is food for nu­mer­ous in­ver­te­brates. We show how bum­ble­bees bite through plants to steal nec­tar with­out tak­ing pollen,’ says Chris.

‘We also fol­low a mother­less fox fam­ily where the dad car­ried on feed­ing the cubs.

The res­i­dents ini­tially thought the foxes were noisy or pooed on the lawn, but by the end they

had fallen in love with them.’

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