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From Millstones - La Réserve Naturelle du Pinail

From Millstones - La Réserve Naturelle du Pinail

Chris Luck takes a look at an extraordinary area which since 1980 has been the first, and only, State Nature Reserve in Vienne (86)…

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Walk on the Wild side with Centre de Soins de la Faune Sauvage Poitevine

Walk on the Wild side with Centre de Soins de la Faune Sauvage Poitevine

For many of us the variety and abundance of local wildlife is one of the joys of the region. But what happens to the injured and sick animals? Chris Luck visits Lydia Bourdeau, the founder of the Centre de Soins de la Faune Sauvage Poitevine, to find out about the Centre, its work and the challenges it faces... 

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Nature Notes on... Spring is in the air…

Nature Notes on... Spring is in the air…

Chris Luck shows us how to spot the earliest signs of spring in our gardens…

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Nature notes on... Winter Visitors

Nature notes on... Winter Visitors

Winter is a time for many animals to hibernate but here in Poitou-Charentes we have plenty of visitors flying in from cooler climes. Chris Luck gets out his binoculars to show us who we should be watching out for…

 

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Nature notes on... Short toed eagle

Nature notes on... Short toed eagle

Local wildlife expert Chris Luck returns to share his knowledge of the birds of prey flying high above Poitou-Charentes. This time he studies the Short toed eagle, a migratory raptor arriving in the region from its winter habitat south of the Sahara…

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Nature notes on... Beavers & Otters

Nature notes on... Beavers & Otters

A spring day by the river is the perfect opportunity to watch for two of the region’s most loved (but most elusive) aquatic mammals, as Chris Luck explains… 

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