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Wildlife has arrived!

A few weeks ago, my new wildlife pond was freshly dug, lined and filled. Now, we happily marvel at the plethora of invertebrates, birds and bats who simply ‘arrived’. I’ve identified at least four different species of dragon… Read More

Water for Wildlife

It’s been a while since I’ve introduced my wildlife pond project. Meanwhile, we filled the lined hole with water, edged it with stone and turfs, planted native species into the margins and onto shelves at greater depth and… Read More

Outdoor Daily

What beautifully delicate white flowers! Fit for a bridal bouquet, if it wasn’t for the toxicity of its sap. This is the flower of Heracleum sphondylium, Hogweed. Roots, stems, leaves and flowers – all toxic and related to… Read More

Outdoor Daily

This post is about yet another ‘bug’ I never knew existed. Perhaps that’s the one thing I most enjoy about the restrictions of lockdown: I get to know a little bit more about the small critters I share… Read More

Outdoor Daily

It was on 13 April I spotted my first very early Early Purple orchids and now they have long gone, again somewhat early in this very dry warm spring. On today’s walk in the local area I discovered… Read More

Outdoor Daily

Bindweed. Calystegia sepium. Nightmare to a gardener or Habitat for a bug*? It all depends on your perspective. Just like everything in life. * actually not a bug but a beetle, possibly a male Oedemera nobilis, but it… Read More