Frosted Ivy Leaves

Nestboxes and Ivy

To celebrate National Nestbox Week, we are talking about a fantastic book by the British Trust for Ornithology and discussing the wildlife wonder-plant that is our native Ivy. We cover some of the latest news and upcoming events too.

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Front Gardens:

An increase in front garden greenery will boost wellbeing and help the environment / RHS Gardening

Front gardens: designing / RHS Gardening

10 easy plants for driveways / RHS Gardening

Front gardens: permeable paving / RHS Gardening

Greening Great Britain / RHS Gardening

Cats:

Provision of High Meat Content Food and Object Play Reduce Predation of Wild Animals by Domestic Cats Felis catus: Current Biology (cell.com)

Book club:

Nestboxes: Your Complete Guide | BTO – British Trust for Ornithology

Nestboxes: Your Complete Guide | NHBS Academic & Professional Books

Nestboxes: Your Complete Guide from Summerfield Books

Next month’s book:

ISBN 9781472956057

Wildlife Gardening: For Everyone and Everything from Summerfield Books

Wildlife Gardening: For Everyone and Everything | NHBS Good Reads

Wildlife Gardening: For Everyone and Everything (The Wildlife Trusts) Kate Bradbury: Bloomsbury Wildlife

Ivy

Hedera helix L. (wiley.com)

Hedera helix | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora (brc.ac.uk)

Oxford University Plants 400: Hedera helix

Historical information from Flora Britannica Flora Britannica – the definative new guide to wild flowers, plants and trees | Richard Mabey | Nature Writer, Author & Journalist

RHS Hedera: The Complete Guide – Books from the RHS Plants, shrubs & trees

Hedera helix | BSBI Species Accounts

Ivy on trees, walls and buildings:

Ivy-clad walls keep homes cool during summer, RHS research shows / RHS Gardening

Ivy on trees and as a ground cover weed / RHS Gardening

The impact of green facades and vegetative cover on the temperature and relative humidity within model buildings – ScienceDirect

Controlling ivy within domestic façade greening (reading.ac.uk)

Microsoft Word – Ivy report December_verViles.docx (ox.ac.uk)

Invertebrates associated with Ivy:

Swallow-tailed Moth (butterfly-conservation.org)

UK Butterflies – Holly Blue – Celastrina argiolus

Thanks to these Twitterers for their help with ladybirds

@HWABpodcast @Coleopterist @rockwolf74 @RichardComont

Coccinella septempunctata Linnaeus, 1758 | UK Beetle Recording (coleoptera.org.uk)

Adalia bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) | UK Beetle Recording (coleoptera.org.uk)

Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) | UK Beetle Recording (coleoptera.org.uk)

Stethorus punctillum (Weise, 1891) | UK Beetle Recording (coleoptera.org.uk)

Scymnus interruptus (Goeze, 1777) | UK Beetle Recording (coleoptera.org.uk)

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