Guest nature column for The Blackmore Vale magazine. Follow the dated links within the post to read each column as they become available.

What’s happening in the blue tit nestbox?

Blue tits are on a precarious tightrope each spring. Nature writer Jane Adams shares the task ahead for ‘her’ Bonnie and Clyde. First published May

The hairy-footed flower-bee

They might sound like a character from a Brambly Hedge book, but Mr & Mrs hairy foot are a quintessential 20s couple, says Jane Adams. First published April

The sulphurous beauty of brimstone

How a single butterfly enhances my world – and how we can support these little angels of delight. First published March

Eighty glistening eyes stared at me

It shocked me when I heard a loud gurgling sound as I took the bins out one night – but there was delight when I saw what it was. First published February.

Why are cheeky robins our favourite visitors?

On a chilly day, a wild friend interrupting an outdoor chat gives wildlife columnist Jane Adams pause for thought. First published January.

Have you seen those broken black lines in the sky at dusk?

In this month’s nature column, Jane Adams discovers her local corvids are having a noisy sleepover. First published December.

Experience a different walk 

What would happen if we stopped watching wildlife and sensed it in other ways? In this month’s nature column, Jane Adams goes on a sensory walk at dusk. First published November