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

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

More Fledging

After exactly 14 days the robins have fledged. All of a sudden they decided to go on Thursday lunchtime. One decided it would return after an hour, but left again shortly afterwards. Shall I go? A video of them leaving … 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

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

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

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