Tag Archives: ladybird

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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Is Spring finally here?

What a change a week has made. Last Sunday I was blogging about snow, while this weekend I was taking photos of hares, Spring flowers and ladybirds. The woodland floor is changing rapidly, from the dull browns of the fallen … Continue reading

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Day 28 – mini beast hunt

Mini beasts often go unnoticed, but they are easy to find if you take the time to stop and look. Here are a few I found in about 10 minutes. The Meadow Brown is one of the most common and … Continue reading

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Day 21 – view a landscape

On a clear day from my house I can see across to Brize Norton, which is 10 miles, in a straight line, through open fields, patches of woodland, farmland and iconic places such as Harrowdown Hill. Hares and deers roam … Continue reading

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A week in pictures

This week I’ve been taking photos of anything that catches my eye. There are lots of insects around the garden and out in the fields. The butterfly numbers seem to have increased as the sunny weather continues. The ants took … Continue reading

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Oxford Festival of Nature, Day four – 30 Days Wild

This is the second year I have been to Oxford’s Festival of Nature, Wild Fair, held at Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The Wild Fair is run by Bucks, Berks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and is in the middle … Continue reading

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