Monthly Archives: May 2017

Conservation and Tourism – International Biological Diversity Day

  (Written by: Sarah Maguire May 2017) Biodiversity in Jersey draws people from around the world. We are a unique island with a rich marine ecosystem, a hot spot for bird spotters and have flora and fauna species that are

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Red Valerian – Centranthus ruber

Researched and written by Dominic Hodnett for the Jersey Biodiversity Centre, May 2017.   Red Valerian is perhaps one of Jersey’s most common and well known summer flowers, adorning walls, hedge banks and stony ground from May until September.  A

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Violets in Jersey

  Researched and written by Dominic Hodnett for the Jersey Biodiversity Centre, April 2017. Perhaps one of the easiest and most common wildflowers to spot in Jersey during springtime is the violet, with its charismatic, bluish-purple flowers and heart-shaped leaves.

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Watch out for tadpoles

  Now is the time of year you can witness tadpoles if your lucky enough to have pond in your garden or at school. We recently went pond dipping at D’Auvergne school where we found loads of tadpoles in the first stage of their development

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