The Sun Came Out!

The weather has changed a bit here, sunny but still chilly at night. This has prompted some changes in the garden at last. The Blue Tits have been adding dog hair (that we leave out especially) to their nest and … Continue reading

Warning – May Contain Beetles (And Hogs and Blue Tits)

Heather the Hedeghog was released back to the wild this week. I'm always filled with mixed emotions at this time, but it's why I do it, it's great to see them back where they belong. Heather leaving We watched her … Continue reading

2 Blue Tits, Hogs and Earth Hour

The blue tits have started to build their nest in the normal nest box. But, this year something a bit different has happened. They always build in the same one that the female roosts in overnight. Once they started building … Continue reading

In Limbo

Well, spring has ground to a halt here. Cold temperatures over night have put paid to anything really changing here in the last week. Still no sign of any hedgehogs (maybe they knew the cold was coming!) and insect numbers … Continue reading

Spring is Springing

Spring is officially here. I've heard a chiffchaff sing, so that's it, it's Spring! The chiffchaff made a brief appearance in the garden on Thursday and then started singing from a nearby tree! This week has brought about the first … Continue reading

Frogspawn and Still Waiting for Hogs

It's been a relatively quiet week here, the rain has continued to fall, but spring is just round the corner. The frogs have been croaking very loudly at night and have started laying some spawn The slightly warmer weather still … Continue reading

Hogs and Moths Awakening

The first of the 12 rescued hoglets has woken up from her slumber, Heather is nice and healthy, just quite thirsty and hungry. It's always a relief when they finally wake up, a nerve wracking time! This has put us … Continue reading

Local Patch Reporter

I’m delighted to say that I’ve been selected to be one of the Local Patch Reporters for the BBC Wildlife magazine. I will be blogging regularly about my patch on here or you can find them, along with all the … Continue reading