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

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

Nest Updates

The Robin chicks have hatched! We’re not entirely sure how many chicks there are but there are at least 4. I managed to sneak in to get a quick photo of them. This is some highlights of them hatching, some … Continue reading

Growing Chicks, Sitting Robin and A Little Thorn

The best find of the week was spotted by my wife as it flew into the house. It turned out to be a Little Thorn, listed as nationally scarce, so a nice one to get. The blue tits have been … Continue reading

The Power of Pi

I quite like pie, and I quite like raspberries, combine them, add cream and wow! Delete an E or call it 3.14159 and you get something even better – the Raspberry Pi! The Raspberry Pi is a small computer but … 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

Everything’s Emerging

It's getting busier here now with lots of hedgehogs appearing in the garden. The health checks will have to start now. I've already seen some returnees that I recognise. The hedgehog takes out a worm at the start of the … 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

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