Reference: Web Citations
Information from websites. These references normally apply to particular web pages rather than whole web-sites. Generally, they are references to specific information cited to support text found in Space For Nature; for example a feature article. Web citations are accompanied by a full URL and the date when the information was retrieved. There is no guarantee that the URL will still be available, or its content unchanged, at a later date.
A description of the starling from the RSPB's website which indicates that the species has undergone a serious population decline and is red-listed.
Environment Committee, South Gloucestershire CouncilTreatment of Wasps
A review of South Gloucestershire Council's policy on wasp 'eradication' in 1998. The review includes figures for the national death rate from wasp, bee and hornet stings running at about 5 per annum nationally.
A description of the house sparrow from the RSPB's website which indicates that the species has undergone a dramatic population decline and is red-listed.
The Pond Conservation TrustProblem Pond Plants
An information leaflet (PDF format) describing the reasons why some plants become problematic in ponds and what we can do about it.
Roger PayneSocial Wasps in Essex
This article reviews the status of social wasps in the county of Essex but also includes some excellent guidance, including black and white line drawings, for distinguishing the different species.
Woods, M., McDonald, R. A. and Harris, SPredation of wildlife by domestic cats in Great Britain
A preview of the research eventually published in 2003 in the journal Mammal Review. It presents the results of a survey carried out in 1997 of the prey brought home by 968 cats (Felis cattus) in 618 households between April 1st and August 31st.
William E. Lynch Jr.Algae control with barley straw
This Ohio State University Extension fact sheet (also available as a PDF) describes how barley straw has been used to control algae in ponds and the possible mechanism by which it may work. It is also pointed out that some research in the USA has failed to corroborate the positive results of the Centre for Aquatic Plant Management in England.
London Wildlife TrustWildlife Gardening: a mini-meadow
One of a range of downloadable PDF files, each relating to a different aspect of wildlife gardening. This one on making a mini meadow in the garden is a nicely presented, concise account of your options for making a meadow. There's a nice table summing up the different kinds of meadows you can create together with a description of the mowing regime required.
Tom IngsBritish Social Wasps
A concise description of the biology of the British Social wasps, including descriptions of each individual species.
Steve and Alex HarrisThrough the Garden Hedge
A description of how Steve and Alex Harris transformed their suburban Bristol garden into a wildlife haven, first by feeding and then by habitat creation.
The BBCGround Force Wildlife Garden
A factsheet describing the BBC Ground Force garden at the Truro headquarters of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (designed by 13 year old Robbie Regan).
Derbyshire Wildlife TrustWildlife Gardening: creating a wildflower meadow
One of a range of fact sheets on different aspects of wildlife gardening. These are all of high quality. This one on creating a wildflower meadow includes a few novel tips and ideas that I have not seen expressed anywhere else.
J. W. CrossThe Charms of Duckweed
A useful introduction (and beyond) to the biology and environmental/economic importance of duckweeds.
CourseworksRSPB/Severn Trent Water - Bird Garden
A brief description and illustration of the Courseworks 'RSPB/Severn Trent Water- Bird Garden', which was one of the show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2002.
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