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Letter: What Is My Vocal Robin Saying?

From Harry Eve Malcolm Fincham has provided another great set of photos in his latest Birdwatcher’s Diary to brighten up these mid-winter days. I like “Into the water.” It captures…

An Unfortunate Injury Offers A Rare Close Up View Of A Lesser Known Bird

By Malcolm Fincham A photo submitted by Guildford Dragon readers Colin and Joan Mills has prompted me to write about one of our less mentioned birds, the siskin. Although frequently…

The Dragon Finds Water Voles On Our Doorstep

A surprising discovery when covering the local floods was a litter of six young water voles, presumably flooded out of their riverbank home. Their distinctive rounded shape and hairy tails…

Town Centre Bee Keeping – Honey From an Unlikely Guildford Rooftop

By Luke Insoll Everyday hundreds of busy shoppers pass through White Lion Walk, off Guildford High Street, unaware that just 50 feet or so above them is the unlikely home…

Guildford Sites Chosen To Halt Decline of Small Blue Butterfly

Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) is beginning an exciting project in three Guildford sites to halt the decline of the small blue butterfly in Surrey. The aim of the project  is…

Butterflies Released At Clandon Wood Surrey Hills Natural Burial Reserve

Beautiful painted lady butterflies, Vanessa cardui, have been released at Clandon Wood Surrey Hills Natural Burial Reserve as a memorial to a loving husband and father. Twelve-year-old Freya released the…

Otters? Surrey Wildlife Trust Gets The Picture That Confirms They Are Back

Dani Maimone reports on the first photographic evidence that otters have returned to our county. Otters have returned to Surrey. This exciting news is confirmed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust…

Letter: Oh What Larks!

From Bernard Parke Hon Alderman The morning was bright and sunny and most welcomed after the cold north wind of yesterday. It was really  quite pleasant to walk on the…

Why Are Squirrels Going Nuts?

Squirrels seem to be frenetic in their activity to prepare for the coming winter. Do they know something we don’t? Some believe it is a sign of a harsh winter…

Squirrels Looking For a Home

It is hard not to be charmed by these little chaps, photographed a few days ago on St Catherine’s Footpath, off the Portsmouth Road, by Don Hunt, who kindly sent…