Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Hats Off To The Wonderful Flat Cap

A picture of a browny-grey flat cap.

With the colder weather sneaking up on us it was inevitable that hats have suddenly burst into major high street stores. However, an array of celebrities such as David Beckham, Justin Timberlake and royal family member Prince Charles, were recently captured wearing a specific style of hat, making flat caps for men this season’s must Continue Reading →

Scrumptious Autumnal Muffins

A colour picture of 12 muffins in a baking tray.

Autumn has arrived and what a perfect time it is to bake some scrumptious, seasonal muffins. To make our muffins you will need: 400 g butternut squash , skin on, deseeded and roughly chopped 350 g light soft brown sugar 4 large free-range eggs A pinch of sea salt 300 g plain flour (not to Continue Reading →

Norfolk wildlife is thriving, according to recent report

Norfolk countryside showcasing range of wildlife – Fur Feather & Fin

In a recent report, it was found that the wildlife in Norfolk is absolutely thriving, with nearly 16,000 species of wildlife found in the county. Eight species which had not previously been recorded before in the region were noted in the 2014-15 report, which includes types of ants, fungi and moths, leading to its level Continue Reading →

CLA Game Fair is sadly no more

CLA Game Fair logo, which is sadly no more – Fur Feather & Fin

After running for 57 years, the CLA Game Fair is sadly no more, following a statement released by the Country Land and Business Association announcing their 2016 event, due to take place at Ragley Hall, has been cancelled. After starting in 1958, the Fair had been hugely successful, providing people from the rural community with Continue Reading →

Our guide for keeping creepy crawlies away from your plants.

Slugs

At Fur Feather and Fin we understand that plants are important and keeping away those unwanted slugs, snails, flies and ants is a task that is often ongoing. With this in mind we wanted to provide you with some wonderful hints and tips to keep the pesky blighters away. The coffee method Mix some coffee Continue Reading →

Red Squirrel receives vital support in its battle for survival.

A picture of a red squirrel perched in some autumn leaves.

The red squirrel is the native squirrel of England but its species are low in numbers due to habitat loss and their rapidly increasing arch enemy the grey squirrel. Red Squirrels Unite, deemed the first cross-border conservation initiative, has received support from a £1.2million Heritage Lottery Fund donation to help protect the few red squirrels Continue Reading →

Bumblebee thieves stealing nectar from other nests

Bumblebee in flight near a Fur Feather & Fin solitary bee nester

A group of brazen bumblebee burglars have been spotted stealing nectar from other nests for the first time by a team of scientists at Sussex University. Often considered as one of the hardest working creatures in nature, it looks as if the bumblebee is a bit lazier than first thought, after they were seen extracting Continue Reading →

Dogs reportedly use their memory to find food, as opposed to smell

Labrador puppy who would benefit from Fur Feather & Fin dog bed or luxury dog coat

Scientists have been testing our canine friends with a hidden treat activity, where food is hidden under one of two cups. It was believed that the dog would immediately sniff out the food, and be rewarded with a snack. However, most of the 500 dogs who took part in the activity failed to find their Continue Reading →

Do you know how many trees there are in the world?

A picture of a green tree

There are currently 3,040,000,000,000 trees on planet earth right now; that’s almost 8 times more than was previously thought. With research being carried out by thousands of people from all over the world, data on forest density was collated and sent to researchers who came to identify this fantastic figure. The study was conducted in Continue Reading →

88-year-old Exeter resident takes matters into his own hands.

A picture of a disgusting weed

As budget cuts meant flower beds and green areas in Exeter, Devon, became over-grown with weeds, green-fingered Stephen Scaife, 88, took matters into his own hands. Mr Scaife had spent many years secretly clearing paths, roads and local roundabouts from any unwanted weeds and unsightly plants, but Mr Scaife became a full time weed-killer after Continue Reading →