Tag Archives: Butterflies

The Wildlife Garden in July

July is always a lovely month in my wildlife garden and this year was no different with spotted flycatchers nesting here this summer. I was able to watch these wonderful, charismatic little birds around the garden every day with one … Continue reading

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A butterfly’s nightmare…..

With the weather continuing to be wet and cold the wildlife in the garden here is struggling.  Butterflies in particular are few and far between and I am amazed that ringlets and meadow browns appear over the meadow at all.  … Continue reading

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Beautiful by name, beautiful by nature……….

This is such an exciting time of year for our wildlife ponds.  Suddenly there are dragonflies and damselflies everywhere including a good number of Beautiful Demoiselles this year.  This graceful and colourful creature, with its transparent brown wings and bright … Continue reading

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Hibernation troubles……..

The continuing mild November weather is making things rather difficult for hibernating insects.  We have found a  couple of butterflies in the house lately after doors to the garden have been left open, and large numbers of lacewings and ladybirds … Continue reading

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A change in the weather…..

While some of the country basks in baking sunshine, the South Shropshire Hills are warm and sunny, but with the ever present cooling breeze from the west – just perfect.  Perfect weather for butterflies too and although the actual numbers … Continue reading

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