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House sparrows enjoying their bath today - Rowena Millar

Give wildlife access to water

Rowena Millar, Cornwall Wildlife Trust's (currently Non-)Roving Wildlife Reporter, continues to show us how to make the best of our gardens for wildlife. This week Rowena talks us through how…

Hummingbird hawkmoth on buddleia

Spectacular garden creatures

Rowena Millar, Cornwall Wildlife Trust's (currently Non-)Roving Wildlife Reporter, continues to show us how to make the best of our gardens for wildlife. From May onwards, all sorts of…

Bog bean

When is a weed not a weed?

Rowena Millar, Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Roving Wildlife Reporter, continues to show us how to make the best of our gardens for wildlife. This week she discusses the benefits of weeds and…

Palmate newt found when pond dipping

Find newts in your garden this spring

Rowena Millar, Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Roving Wildlife Reporter, has been finding newts in the garden this week. Newts turn up all over the place, especially in springtime - here's six…

White-tailed bumble bee on buddleia © Rowena Millar

Homes for bees

Rowena Millar, Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Roving Wildlife Reporter, has been spotting bees this week. You can make a home for bumblebees and use this helpful guide to identify the bees in your…

What's under that pot? © Rowena Millar

What’s under that pot?

This morning I did a bit of garden exploration, and it’s a mini-jungle out there. Why not give it a go yourself, either by yourself or with children, and we can compare notes and find out more.…

A garden for hedgehogs in spring

A garden for hedgehogs in spring

One of the highlights of last summer for me was regularly finding a hedgehog (which I imaginatively called Hedgey) and a larger hedgehog (Hodge) in our garden late on summer evenings.

Spring garden in blossom

Don't over do it!

If you’re cooped up at home and have a garden, I don’t blame you for thinking about tidying and getting out the strimmer and hedge trimmer. You’ll want to give the whole outdoor space a spruce-up…

Oregano and margoram

Helpful, healing herbs

Herbs have grown in wild places for millennia, often thriving where other plants struggle to get a foothold. There is surely a herb for every home in Cornwall (windowsills and doorsteps included…