Wildlife in the gardens
Sit in our gardens and the buzz of life all around you is almost overwhelming, the colour & wildlife of flower rich meadows supports a greater number & diversity of pollinating species than any other habitat. A fifth of all priority species for conservation are associated with grassland and enrich our lives by giving us […]
Put out canned cat food or hedgehog food for visiting hedgehogs to help them as the population is declining.
Don’t forget to feed the birds. Fruit from winter storage or slightly bruised from the fruit bowl are always appreciated by blackbirds and thrushes at this time of the year. Clear out bird boxes by removing old nests and rinsing if possible.
I’ve spotted 6 or 7 ladybirds in the garden today ( 09/01/17) early by our standards – all of them in the foliage of Alchemical mollis
Hundreds of Lapwings marching, all in the same direction, over the field opposite us which has just been ploughed,I don’t remembers seeing this before. Disappointed they didn’t show up on image I took.
Instead of using chemicals to kill aphids, hose them off your plants by using a water jet and ground foraging birds like the robin can feed on them. We now seem to have a pair of Red Kites patrolling the skies above the garden most days.
We’ve had red kites over the garden most of today and a big increase in the number of butterflies in the Bee & Butterfly garden, about 2 weeks later than last year!
30/6/16 Bee Spotter visitor reported seeing; Red Tails, Honey Bees, Garden Bees, Tree Bees, Buff or White Tail
We’ve heard our first cuckoo and the swallows have arrived.