Category Archives: insects

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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No Mow May 2022

Each year we join in with Plantlife’s No Mow May. Our front garden isn’t very big but is alive with insects and birds You can find out more about the project here https://nomowmay.plantlife.org.uk/ As each year progresses we find different … Continue reading

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Last few butterflies

Between the rain showers, a couple of butterflies have been feeding from the final flowers on the Buddleia tree in our garden. According to an article by The National Trust I was reading, five of our native butterflies can hibernate … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count 2021

It’s time for the Big Butterfly Count. This citizen science UK wide survey started on the 16th July and runs to the 8th August. You can find out more details here https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/ Here are a few photos I took on … Continue reading

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The Bee is not afraid of me – Book review

With the important aim of inspiring the younger generation to look more closely and appreciate the fascinating world of insects this book is packed full of insect poems edited by Fran Long and Isabel Galleymore. I met Fran (Mrs Long) … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 4 – Little things

Sometimes it’s good to spend time noticing the little things. The intricate lives of insects and beetles. During a short walk from my house I took photos of a nettle weevil, aphids, ants and raindrops.

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30 Days Wild – End of No Mow May

Today starts another 30 Days Wild run by The Wildlife Trust. I’ve taken part in this for a number of years now, but if you haven’t heard of it before you can find more details by clicking HERE During May … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 19 No Mow May

This will be the second year we have taken part in No Mow May in our front garden. The campaign is run by PlantLife and you can read more details about it HERE There are three simple steps: Simply leave your … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 11 Wildflowers

The garden today is starting to come alive with wildflowers. In the grass, the flower borders, the gravel and between the cracks in the patio. I was quite surprised by just how many I found in the space of a … 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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