Category Archives: nature

Get Your Boots On – nearly a year on

As many of you know Get Your Boots On was published nearly a year ago on 3rd July 2019. On my social media, I’ve started doing a count down. It’s 4 days until a whole year since Get Your Boots … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 7 – Butterflies

In between the rain showers today there were long patches of sunshine that the butterflies took advantage of. Along one hedgerow and down into the flower meadow I came across these few species of butterfly.  

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30 Days Wild – Day 5 – badger identification

Over the past few weeks of dry weather, we have had quite a few visitors to the garden pond. First, a female badger turned up and regularly came 5 or 6 times a night to drink. She is lactating so … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 2 – Water

With all dry weather recently many birds and animals are struggling to find fresh water. One easy way to help them is to put a dish of water out in your garden. It doesn’t have to be anything special just … Continue reading

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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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Competition time: Kennedy Wild Bird Food Giveaway

During lockdown and the current restrictions I’ve teamed up with family run Kennedy Wild Bird Food for a guest blog post on attracting wildlife to your garden and a chance to win a bundle of bird food and feeders. You … Continue reading

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Wildlife Blogging

7 years ago this week I started to blog about the wildlife in my garden and on my local patch. I think over the past couple of months, wildlife and nature close to home has been an important part of … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 20 Wood Mouse

Over the past week or so we’ve noticed a number of the seedlings in the porch, especially the sunflowers, have been nibbled. The other afternoon we found the culprit, a wood mouse. We have a lot of wood mice around … 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 18 Hedgehogs

Over the past week, I have had my trail cameras out in the front garden in the hope to capture our local vixen or even a badger. However, the cameras picked up something out of the ordinary, a hedgehog! The … Continue reading

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