Category Archives: garden

Big Garden Bird Watch 2020

With bird feeders topped up and camera at the ready, I settled down to see which birds visited my garden during the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Bird Watch. As always I completed this important piece of citizen science between 9am … Continue reading

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Busy garden

It is always interesting to see what happens in the garden over night. However, last night seem to be a particularly busy night for wildlife and not so wildlife. Glad to see my local vixen is still around as she … Continue reading

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2019 Round up and HNY

I’ll start with the highlight of 2019. The publishing of Get Your Boots On. An idea that had been in my head since 2016 and after years of writing, and then months of editing by the amazing Dived Up Publishing … Continue reading

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Leaf litter

Leaving an area of leaf litter can create habitat and food for small creatures over the autumn and winter. Ladybirds, caterpillars, slugs and snails, springtails, worms and spiders all use the decomposing leaves for food, protection and hiding places. Just … Continue reading

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Birdsy Camera

Over the past few months I have been using a Birdsy camera and software as part of a trial. Not only is it a camera that films wildlife, in your garden but the software identifies the species of bird. Each … Continue reading

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Autumn Thrushes

While stood at the window watching the Great tits and Sparrows squabbling over the bird feeders and the Jackdaws swinging acrobatically upside down trying to peck away at the fat balls, I noticed high in the sky an unruly flock … Continue reading

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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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