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Looking for the Emperor

9/6/2019
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Local nature expert Rupert Evershed is in search of butterflies but above all he wants to find The Purple Emperor.

Duration:00:03:50

Returning nature to a British farm

8/9/2019
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Nature correspondent Rupert Evershed looks for timely lessons for all in Isabella Tree's book 'Wilding' which describes the impact of efforts to restore nature to Knepp Farm in West Sussex.

Duration:00:04:11

They might bug you, but….

7/14/2019
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Nature correspondent Rupert Evershed focuses on the importance of - and threat to - the insect species.

Duration:00:04:07

Is it a mouse?

5/9/2019
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No, it's a wren - one of the smallest British birds but also one of the noisiest, as Rupert Evershed explains.

The Return of the Egrets

4/5/2019
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This month, local nature correspondent Rupert Evershed tells the story of the return of the egrets and suggests a visit to Heron Watch, which can now be joined at Verulamium Lake every weekend from 11am to 3pm until 12 May.

Creatures of the night

3/11/2019
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As the twilight faded and light gave way to the dark, the creatures of the night began to stir...

Stop, look, listen

2/22/2019
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Local nature correspondent Rupert Evershed encourages us to look more closely at what at first appear like lumps of mud in newly ploughed fields - sometimes they have feathers or fur! (From 2018 archive.)

A robin is not just for Christmas

2/22/2019
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As we head away from Christmas and towards the Spring, Rupert Evershed reminds us of the ever-present robin - always looking over the gardener's shoulder for worms. (From 2016 Nature Notes archive.)

If you go down to the woods today…….

2/9/2019
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If you go down to the woods today, Rupert Evershed suggests you may first experience the silence of winter. But soon, the sounds of wildlife will appear as small birds make their way through the woodland.

Watching the Watchers

1/17/2019
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You may think you're watching them, but you can be sure they're also watching you, says natural history expert Rupert Evershed.

Nature needs a voice

12/6/2018
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Rupert Evershed returns to the gravel pits at Tyttenhangar - whose future hangs in the balance following the announcement that neighbouring Hertsmere Borough Council's Local Plan includes this key natural habitat. Those under threat include a nationally important colony of tree sparrows.

A little brown bird’s shout of approval

12/4/2018
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Rupert Evershed has been exploring the gravel pits at Tyttenhangar, just south of St Albans, where he recorded the 204th different species of bird seen at this location.

Wasps are great, but there’s a sting in the tale

12/4/2018
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Rupert Evershed takes a look at the much maligned wasp and suggests it is more than just a pest.

The Season is Changing

9/8/2018
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The Herts Advertiser's nature correspondent, Rupert Evershed, looks at the changing season as we move from summer to autumn, with a focus on birds and butterflies.

Have you heard the Cuckoo Clock?

8/4/2018
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The Herts Advertiser's natural history correspondent, Rupert Evershed, tells us about concerns for the cuckoo and how individual birds are being tracked as they migrate.