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Blue sow thistle

Identification of mystery plant is solved

As summer ticks by, now is the time to examine your pets for ticks. These are small parasitic arachnids that live on the skin of warm-blooded mammals and suck blood from their tissues. They are present in sheep pasture and woodlands, just waiting for a possible host to come along.

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The new oryx calf with his mum, Hyacinth, at Flamingo Land.

Animal once rare in wild as a unicorn

Recently, 18 million viewers tuned into their television sets to watch the England football team take on Tunisia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup and for 90 minutes, the country of Tunisia was at the forefront of our minds, but by now it has probably already drifted off somewhere into our subconscious only to spring to mind next time we try to book a holiday.

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Red valerian establishes itself in crevices of stone walling.

Country Diary: A pageantry of spring flowers are now seeding

Scarcely has summer arrived, than signs of autumn bedeck our country lanes! Beneath our feet are strewn thousands of minute horse chestnuts, barely 4mm in diameter; sycamore keys, and elm seeds. A pageantry of spring flowers are likewise seeding, and if you’ve been lucky enough to see a cuckoo, he’ll soon be departing when July returns.

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Rainbow lorikeets in their aviary at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Valentine joins rest of flock in Lost Kingdom

There is absolutely no doubt that the big story of week was the Royal wedding. Harry and Meghan pledged their love for each other in front of a worldwide audience of millions and now that the vows have been taken and the parties are over, attention will focus on the honeymoon and the will they, won’t they have children.

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