Tag Archives: Wildlife

Wordless Wednesday – Never underestimate the value of a saucer of water to wildlife

      * RSPB – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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Flashes of brilliance – The Jersey Tiger Moth

A few weeks ago my son spotted and snapped a photo of a Jersey Tiger moth on the side of our house. It was the first time we’d ever heard or seen one. Butterfly Conservation list the Jersey Tiger Moth … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Looking after Baby

Many people have commented that Lockdown is resulting in perfect, crystal clear skies and a tranquil, traffic-lite soundtrack to outdoor activities. So, is it just me imagining it or is nature also getting rowdier? I guess there have been plenty … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Astronauts!

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Wordless Wednesday – A Smooth Newt

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Trapeze artists … and other high wire performers

In spite of all the named storms and gusty weather sweeping across the country, our bird feeders have been exceptionally busy throughout February. In fact there is a correlation: The nastier the weather the more likely we are to see … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Hoodlums or Princes … same damage

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Wordless Wednesday – Dirty faces amongst the Tommies!

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 7/8: The dichotomy of the Prickly Castor Oil Tree

So here is an exotic, tropical-looking tree (height ~25m), often grown to give a jungly feel to a garden, that can rather surprisingly take temperatures of down to -40 deg C. Yes, it’s seriously that hardy. It’s name is Kalopanax … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – On the hunt

Tina @mygardenersays hosts Wildlife Wednesday on the first Wednesday of each month. Check it out!  

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