News items which first appeared on Space For Nature during June 2003.
June 30th 2003Value your insects
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has enlisted a novel sampling technique to help establish if declining invertebrate populations are contributing to the decline in some of our birds.
June 26th 2003New money for Southend wildlife garden
Southchurch Park Wildlife Garden in Southend, Essex will benefit from money donated by the Cory Environmental Trust.
June 23rd 2003Exotic garden wildlife saved
Devon Gardens in Gorey, Jersey have gone the extra mile to protect a colony of wall lizards after the garden was devastated by flooding.
June 23rd 2003Wildlife garden stand draws the crowds and the awards
English Nature exhibited at the BBC Gardener's World Live show last week and scooped a couple of awards.
June 20th 2003Drastic decline in Swallows this year
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) believe that 75% fewer swallows returned to Britain this summer compared to last year.
June 16th 2003Wildlife gardener awarded OBE
Bill Oddie, lead presenter of the recent BBC programme Wild in your Garden, has been awarded an OBE.
June 12th 2003New wildlife trail at Cambridge Botanic Gardens
Cambridge University Botanic gardens have marked environment week by inviting people to try their new wildlife trail.
June 11th 2003Watch out for the painted ladies
Keep an eye out for the colourful painted lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly in your garden. This year is shaping up to be a bumper year for these migrant butterflies in Britain.
June 6th 2003Wildlife Trust's show wildlife garden
The Wildlife Trusts are presenting a wildlife garden at the BBC Gardener's World Live 2003 show which runs from 11-15th June at the NEC, Birmingham.
June 3rd 2003Garden visitors will arrive late
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) report that many Swallows and House Martins will arrive late in Britain after being delayed by bad weather.
June 2nd 2003Global warming will affect garden flora
'Country' garden planting and the traditional British lawn are two features of our gardens which could become harder to sustain over the next 50 to 80 years as climate changes continue.
June 2nd 2003Top of the butterfly pops
Preliminary results of Butterfly Conservation's 2002 Garden Butterfly Count reveal that the top five most populous butterflies in Britain's gardens during 2002 were, large white, small white, red admiral, peacock and small tortoiseshell.
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