Category Archives: Animals

Dragonflies

The Ruddy darter dragonfly is one of the most common dragonflies. You can tell it apart from the common darter by its black legs and club shaped abdomen Get Your Boots On available at Amazon

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Water for wildlife

Back on 17th June I wrote a post about putting water out for wildlife. After the last month of very little rain, it is even more important Doesn’t have to be anything special, just as long as it isn’t too … Continue reading

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Day 17 – 30 Days Wild – Water for wildlife

With the past few days of very hot weather putting a dish of water out for wildlife can be a life saver

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Day 16 – 30 Days Wild – Butterflies

The recent warm weather as meant the bramble hedge close to my house is covered in butterflies

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Day 10 – 30 Days Wild – Pied wagtail fledglings

Great to watch a couple of Pied wagtail fledglings hopping from roof top to roof top being fed One of the fledglings was getting pretty hot sat in the sun and was ‘gular fluttering’ which is a bird’s version of … Continue reading

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Day 8 – 30 Days Wild – Grey Squirrel

Another 30 Days Wild and another visitor to the garden

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Day 7 – 30 Days Wild – Muntjac

After eating the leaves off the lower branches of the apple tree the Muntjac decided to have a sniff around the pond to see if anything had dropped down from the bird feeders. We often get Muntjac in the garden … Continue reading

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Day 6 – 30 Days Wild – Beetle

Saw a number of these beetles on our hazel hedge in the front garden today. I think they are Alder leaf beetles as I’ve read they like hazel too.

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Day 3 – 30 Days Wild – Fledglings

Fledglings are taking over parts of the garden. With blackbirds in the back, blue tits and great tits hoping around in the hedges and the call of young sparrows coming out of next door’s roof. The most special visitors to … Continue reading

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Day 1 – 30 Days Wild – Caterpillar

Found this large caterpillar on the road, so carefully moved it to the side where it won’t get run over The caterpillar of the drinker moth (Euthrix potatoria) have hairs that are an irritant which protect it from predators. I … Continue reading

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