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  1. Black Cats: The Hocus Pocus

    Black Cats: The Hocus Pocus

    © prystai / Adobe Stock The link between black cats and Halloween goes back thousands of years to the times of the ancient Druids, although the reason they are considered bad luck is a bit of a mystery. In reality...
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  2. I am a Mole and I Live in a Hole

    I am a Mole and I Live in a Hole

    © Photocreo Bednarek / Adobe Stock Did you know, there are an estimated 35-40 million moles alive and well in the UK? Yet you will seldom see this tiny creature, as they're the only animal that lives solely underground! The...
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  3. The Many Colours of an Autumnal Countryside

    The Many Colours of an Autumnal Countryside

    © ASC Photography / Shutterstock.com Now we’ve entered the beautiful season of autumn, it's time to welcome the rustic colour changes of the countryside that this special time of year brings. Saying goodbye to summer is tough, but the glorious...
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  4. Fishing in October

    Fishing in October

    © Rocksweeper / Shutterstock.com Fishing in October is a popular pastime, even though there's an autumnal nip in the air and the nights are getting dark earlier. It can be challenging planning a fishing trip this month, as the weather...
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  5. The Hummingbird Hawkmoth

    The Hummingbird Hawkmoth

    © godi photo / Shutterstock.com Often mistaken for a bird, the hummingbird hawkmoth is Britain's most unusual moth, thanks to its enormous size - an adult’s wingspan is up to 58mm across (almost 2.5 inches), hence it resembles a small...
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  6. Flanders and Swann: The Mud Song

    Flanders and Swann: The Mud Song

    Most people will have heard the lyrics, "Mud, mud, glorious mud!" at some point, as it's such a fun chorus that seems to have been around forever. Popularly nicknamed "The Mud Song", its real title is The Hippopotamus Song. Written...
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  7. Basil Brush: Boom Boom!

    Basil Brush: Boom Boom!

    Kids in the 1960s and '70s grew up with television shows that were far less high-tech than today's fare. One of the most popular TV characters of all time is the witty and mischievous red fox, Basil Brush – he’s...
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  8. Bad Ol' Putty Tat!

    Bad Ol' Putty Tat!

    © CC0 Public Domain The mid-20th century is remembered as being America's golden era of animation, when the famous Looney Tunes cartoon characters were born. Warner Bros studios launched Looney Tunes in 1930, introducing many comic characters in a series...
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