Return of the Swifts

Return of the Swifts

Swifts are a sign of summer. They arrive from Africa, normally in late April/early May and leave again in early August. The Landmark Practice’s first sightings this year were near Avonmouth and in the Chew Valley on 4 and 5 May respectively. The RSPB describes the...

Birds in Bristol: House sparrow

The 2017 Big Garden Birdwatch was held at the beginning of this month. This annual survey gives a snapshot of our garden bird population and an idea of which species are doing well. This huge annual citizen science event allows scientists to tap the vast resources of...

Where have all the hedgehogs gone?

Whether you have a hedgehog that visits your garden or if, sadly, your experience of this species is mainly as road traffic casualties, you may have noticed that sightings of hedgehogs are now very infrequent. Numbers of this prickly, small, species have declined...