Archives for November 2008

See a salmon spectacle

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Jody Bourton Jody Bourton | 14:15 UK time, Friday, 28 November 2008

I've just heard that salmon are now spawning on the rivers Wye and Usk after their epic journey.

This is one of the few stages of salmon migration that you can actually witness for yourself. In Wales, a good place to see them right now is on the river Usk at Brecon promenade.


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Create your own toad abode

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Jody Bourton Jody Bourton | 10:35 UK time, Thursday, 20 November 2008

With winter just around the corner, some of our best-known species are getting ready to hibernate - and your garden could provide the perfect place for many creatures looking for somewhere to shelter during the cold spell.

With wildlife, mess is definitely more! In fact it's probably a good idea not to tidy your garden too much at all at this time of year because the leaves and debris makes an ideal hiding place for a whole range of animals.

Indeed, it doesn't just provide shelter but also a walk-in larder of bugs and insects for species like frogs, toads and hedgehogs to munch on while they're sheltered.


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Raven conversations

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Jody Bourton Jody Bourton | 09:14 UK time, Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Newborough Forest on Anglesey served up a treat as we looked into one of the largest raven roosts in Europe as part of this year's Autumnwatch.

Just being at the roost is a pretty amazing experience but it's the sound that gets you. As the ravens come into the roost the noise just keeps building and building.

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Barry gets the groove

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Jody Bourton Jody Bourton | 09:26 UK time, Monday, 3 November 2008

Phew! We're already halfway through this year's series of Autumnwatch and we've been busy criss-crossing the country solving some of nature's mysteries. From Dorset to Petworth then to Birmingham and now we've just landed on Anglesey where we'll be taking a look at Britain's largest raven roost.

To see the fallow deer at Petworth in the rutting season was magical. It was fascinating hearing the noises made by the bucks - their deep Barry White grunting sounds being a constant soundtrack to our visit!


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