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Nature & Wildlife

Across the region, we are lucky to have a wide variety of habitats and landscapes giving us the opportunity to observe a wide range of flora and fauna. From windswept shores to inland waterways, from plains to craggy rockfaces, each has secrets to share. 

At Living, we have teamed up with experts in the region to show you what to watch out for at the different times of year...

 

Nature notes on…The Common Buzzard

Nature notes on…The Common Buzzard

Everyone has seen one, perhaps sitting on a vineyard post beside a country lane, perhaps circling high in the sky: the Common Buzzard is Chris Luck's chosen bird of prey for this issue of nature notes...

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Nature notes on...the Honey Buzzard

Nature notes on...the Honey Buzzard

 Chris Luck continues his study of Poitou-Charentes birds of prey with a look at the popular the Honey buzzard...

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Buzzing snails in Poitou-Charentes

Buzzing snails in Poitou-Charentes

Chris Luck looks at what makes snail shells buzz here in Poitou-Charentes

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Nature notes on…the White-tailed Eagle

Nature notes on…the White-tailed Eagle

The White-tailed Eagle, also known as the Sea eagle, comes into focus in Chris Luck's binoculars this issue – and he also has a quick glance at the Greater Spotted Eagle

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A Free Harvest

A Free Harvest

Given the wealth of free food in the Poitou-Charentes countryside, Trevor Bridge has taken time out from his potager to give us his foraging tips...

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