Category Archives: garden

Ladybirds and their 4 stages

On my local patch this year there is an explosion of Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) One thing I’ve notice this time that I hadn’t noticed before is the empty pupa shells around the garden. There are 4 ‘instar’ stages in a ladybirds … Continue reading

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Flying Ant day

Yesterday was ‘Flying ant day’ here on my Local Patch. This day will vary each year, between June and August, but it will only happen when the conditions are just right. Generally it happens on a day when the temperature … Continue reading

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Letters from Young Naturalists

This week I went to visit a class of young naturalists in a Primary school in Oxford. They were an amazing group of children full of enthusiasm and knowledge. Each one either brought in an object for the Nature Table … Continue reading

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Day 3 – 30 Days Wild, Lesser Stag beetle

While revising for English Language GCSE in the garden today I spotted this Lesser Stag Beetle resting on the wall in the sun. Its jaws were covered in cobwebs and fluff so I gently cleaned off as much as I … Continue reading

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Day 1 – 30 Days Wild, garden

Today is the first day of #30dayswild The Wildlife Trust annual campaign to encourage people to do something wild everyday.¬† ¬†https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/40705/petition/1 I spent today helping out on Oxon badger groups’ stall at the Wild Fair in Oxford In one of … Continue reading

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Say No to the Mow in May

As I’m writing this blog, with the windows open, I can hear lawn mowers up and down the street cutting away. We have decided to join ‘Say No to the Mow‘ during May, although we haven’t actually cut the lawn … Continue reading

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Hedgerows

This week there has been a lot in the media about netting covering hedgerows. Like the one in the photo below in a village near to near I live. The hedges are covered to prevent birds nesting in them while … Continue reading

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