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Winter twilight is often describe as the time of magic, by those who are not within the cosy nest of their home, as night is warmed by the faint glow in the east the hardest and most bravest winter photographer are there, hands warmed by a coffee just poured from a flask. Although dawn and dusk in January is short-lived it is almost a monochrome print, compared to that of summer and autumn, but nothing could compare to that of mist floating above a winter lake, leaves carrying the heavy burden of forest. Are you the bravest?

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East Midlands Today’s weather presenter Sally Pepper is leaving her weather maps behind and going out in search of the wildlife on your doorstep.

Each month she will bring you amazing wildlife news, information and pictures from around the region with the help of local experts, including Tim Sexton (Attenborough Nature Reserve), top UK wildlife photographer Paul Hobson and Tim Appleton (Rutland Water Nature Reserve).

If you have spotted any unusual visitors in your local park, back garden or even in your city centre then show us your pictures.Please email a photo or video to emt@bbc.co.uk – not forgetting to include your name and where and when your picture was taken – and Sally could be popping round to take a closer look!

Your pictures could feature on East Midlands Today and may be included in our online galleries.

You might like to check out Paul Hobson’s top tips for wildlife photography before heading out with your camera.

Sally Goes Wild starts Thursday, 27 January in the wilds of the stunning Derbyshire Peak District in search of a true Arctic mammal – the mountain hare.

Original article by BBC East Midlands

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The French government has been warned by a EU legal team that it has to do more in order to protect endangered hamsters living near Strasbourg in eastern France. Numbers of Great Hamsters of Alsace are dwindling. The number of burrows that were found in 2010 was only 298, down from 1,167 in 2001. France is on the verge of receiving a fined from the European Court of Justice rules that it has failed to heed a final warning from the European Commission in 2008. Farmers and road usage threatens their habitat. The hamster’s last remaining habitat in France is the Lower Rhine, near Strasbourg. Hamster numbers are calculated on the basis of one hamster per burrow.

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Spypoint IR-6 Wildlife Surveillance Camera

Spypoint cameras these look like good items to use as a trap camera, I have not seen the picture quality from them, but I have heard that they arrive in several different megapixel versions, the higher the megapixel higher the cost. They are capable of taking both still and video, colour during the daytime black and white infrared at night
here is some of the features that I heard it does?

•Very compact (4,5” x 6,8” x 2,8”)
•Removable internal unit for easier handling
•46 infrared LED night-time illumination
•Video resolution: 640 x 480 AVI
•External memory: SD/SDHC card up to 32 GB
•USB and TV-OUT ports (pal)
•Adjustable detection sensitivity (5 to 50 ft)
•Runs on rechargeable lithium or 6 x AA batteries
•Low battery indicator
•Kit includes: Strap, USB and video cables

You would have to Google for more info, again another bit of kit, could leave it to film, shoot still whilst you were working elsewhere

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If you love the countryside and want to learn about the magazine industry, apply for a work experience placement with us

We are looking for people who have a passion for the British countryside and the magazine industry to do two weeks work experience with us at our office in Bristol.

During your placement, you can expect to do research, fact check copy, write material for the website and a host of other tasks.

In return, you’ll get an invaluable insight into how a magazine is put together, and a chance to see if magazine journalism is the career for you.

Please email applications and CVs to abigailwhyte@bbcmagazines.com

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