Hot, Hot, Hot

What a warm couple of weeks! It's been lovely and has brought out lots of moths and insects which is wonderful it see. But it can also cause problems. The first hoglet of the year has turned up in the … Continue reading

Butterflies and Moths

The no mow section of the garden continues to pay dividends, with several garden firsts this week. I was luck enough to see this Common Blue butterfly A Small Skipper has been flying around too And a gorgeous Ringlet The … Continue reading

Moth Night

This weekend was the annual running of Moth Night. It's designed to get people more interested in moths with lots of events around the country. If you've seen any of my blog posts before, you'll know I need little excuse … Continue reading

Hatchings

It appears to have been a week of hatching here. The Robin eggs have hatched! They appeared to hatch on Friday. Not sure how many there are yet though, it's quite difficult to tell from the photo. It looks like … Continue reading

No Mow Pays Off

For the last two years I haven't being mowing, just strips so there are paths to walk around the garden. It's now really paying off with an increase in the numbers and variety of insects and wildflowers in the garden. … Continue reading

Another Nest and Some Hawks

The Robin has definitely decided to nest again! A day or two after the chicks fledged, she came and pulled out some of the old nest, and then made another cup. I wasn't sure that she would nest again so … Continue reading

Fledged

The blue tits have left! Tuesday lunch time they decided it was time to go. Not the most successful fledging I've seen but they all made it out and to safety. Some fluttered, some dropped like stones, one even had … Continue reading

It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week

I love hedgehogs! You'd probably already guessed, but it needed saying again! To celebrate the mighty spiky things and to help raise awareness of these fantastic animals and the desperate plight they are in, it's their special week. So why … Continue reading

Dawn Chorus and Late Nights

A lot has been going on this week so I'm going to split this into a few posts this week. The 4th of May, as well as Star Wars Day, was International Dawn Chorus Day. I set up a digital … Continue reading

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