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New wildlife gardening guide shows big potential of small spaces in Devon

Authored by Mary

A new guide published today by the RSPB and Barratt Developments, which is currently building brand-new communities across Devon, shows how to turn balconies and small gardens into sanctuaries for wildlife.

The RSPB's ‘Welcome Wildlife into Your World' guide gives top tips and advice for bringing nature to your home, especially for people with a small amount of outdoor space such as...

UK set to be besieged by swarms of wasps

Authored by Mary

Britain is ‘under attack’ from swarms of winged creatures.

Large numbers of airborne common black garden ants have been spotted everywhere this summer and now; thousands of wasps are also set to come out in record numbers for the next few weeks.

Following a huge uplift in sales of insect repellents, Wyevale Garden Centres is forecasting September to be an insect battleground...

Entomologist and chef unite to entice people to eat insects

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Insects are no longer a novelty food stuff and could actually be used to feed the world, a Plymouth University academic has suggested.

In May this year, the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organisation published a report which provided the first comprehensive assessment of insects' current and potential uses food for humans and livestock.

Now Plymouth-based entomologist...

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