News items which first appeared on SpaceForNature during January 2005.
January 31st 2005Aphids are good news for house sparrows
Recent research has highlighted one possible factor in the decline in house sparrow populations: availability of aphids for late brood nestlings.
January 31st 2005Bats like it black
Recent research indicates that black bat boxes are more attractive to the animals than lighter coloured boxes.
January 25th 2005Waxwings continue invasion
Further reports of waxwings confirm that this is a good winter to see these enigmatic birds.
January 25th 2005New 'Springwatch' survey
A new on-line survey will enable the onset of Spring to be tracked across the country in 2005.
January 25th 2005Some garden birds stage a recovery
A survey in 2004 revealed that the song thrush, and other garden birds, had a good year.
January 17th 2005RSPB at Chelsea
The RSPB is to have a show garden at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show in 2005.
January 17th 2005Peat-free plants on available
Two of Britain's foremost conservation charities have joined forces to offer members plant 'plugs' produced in an entirely peat-free medium.
January 17th 2005Chris Baines honoured
Wildlife gardening guru Chris Baines has been honoured by the RSPB.
January 11th 2005RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
Take part in the 'world's biggest bird survey' on the weekend of January 29th and 30th.
January 4th 2005Winter bird advice for gardeners
With the worst of the winter weather likely still to come, the RSPB has issued some guidelines for gardeners who wish to help birds.
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