Category Archives: garden

October Starlings

On the nearby wires, pylons and chimney pots the Starlings are starting to gather. During the late afternoon their chattering and squabbling gets louder and louder. Occasionally one will swoop down to drink from the pond, followed by more and … Continue reading

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Problem solving Woodpecker

How do you open a Hazel nut which keeps rolling around? This Great Spotted Woodpecker has a smart idea. He frequently brings over a nut, places it in a crack in the telegraph pole to hold it still, before hammering … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count 2018 – Garden

Hopefully this will be the first of a few butterfly counts for this year. The┬áBig Butterfly Count was launched in 2010 as a way to assess the environment because Butterflies are an important and early indicator as to what is … Continue reading

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Day 25 of 30 Days Wild – Water

With the weather forecast for the week ahead full of sunny, dry days and temperatures around Oxfordshire of 26 to 28 degrees, it is important to put of water for birds and animals. It doesn’t have to be an expensive … Continue reading

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Day 24 of 30 Days Wild – pond dipping

Just under a year ago we built a pond in our garden. It has many visitors that use it to drink from, but today we thought we would find out what lived in the pond. Sadly no tadpoles yet, but … Continue reading

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Day 23 of 30 Days Wild – Revision in the garden

My end of year exams start on Monday, so a lot of time has been taken up revising. I’m not sure revising out in the garden is the best idea for me as I keep getting distracted by all the … Continue reading

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Day 16 of 30 days Wild – 30 seconds

Take 30 seconds out of the day to admire the natural world  

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