Flying south…..

Much as I love the change of colours in the countryside around us here (especially in Crawl Wood – a wonderful mix of oak, ash and hazel next door to my garden) I am abandoning Shropshire for a trip to Portugal in the hope of photographing plants and birds in in a different landscape.  It will be interesting to see how the garden has changed when I return.  I suspect that the odd few butterflies that are around in the sun will have found hibernation places but I am hoping that the latest of the Michaelmas daisies will still be blooming and the seed heads in the Long Borders will still be catching the late sun, or maybe the early frost!

About wildlifegardening

Jenny Steel was a Plant Ecologist at Oxford University before becoming a writer. She has more than 20 years experience of writing about and teaching ecology, natural history and wildlife gardening. She is also a photographer, journalist and former plant nursery owner, and a lecturer and tutor in adult education. She has appeared on a variety of radio and television programmes including Gardener’s World with Alan Titchmarsh, and she presented a series of items on the BBC 2 gardening show, How Does Your Garden Grow. She has worked with and written for a variety of organisations including the Royal Horticultural Society, Natural England, Atropos, Ernest Charles, the Adult Residential Colleges Association (ARCA), Haiths, Usborne Books, Complete Gardens, Oxfordshire County Council, the charity Growing Native and several of the Wildlife Trusts. She is also the Garden Bird Guru for the wild bird food company JustAddBirds of which she was a co-founder. The Emmy Award winning film company Panache Productions are currently making a film about her wildlife garden in South Shropshire. She has written 10 books on wildlife gardening. Her website can be found at and her bird food company at
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1 Response to Flying south…..

  1. Can’t wait to see your wildlife holiday snaps, Jenny.

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