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Small, Elegant Birds…….

The weather is a bit hit and miss here in South Shropshire at the moment – sometimes mild and bright and sunny and the next moment there are flurries of snow and a raw, bitter wind. Yesterday was freezing and … 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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Expect the unexpected………

Every garden has its daily wildlife – insects, birds or mammals that you tend to see on a regular, though seasonal, basis, and then the occasional more unusual visitor will pop up from time to time.  For me the thrill … Continue reading

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Unexpected visitor…..

Every time a new species of bird or butterfly appears here I quietly congratulate myself, even if technically it has nothing to do with how I have designed and maintained this garden!  Sometimes specific things do produce desired results – … Continue reading

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Learning curve…..

A trip to the beautiful county of Devon, and to several amazing gardens full of wildlife, has once again made me think about the differences between our gardens depending on location.  The wonderful garden at Coleton Fishacre on the south … Continue reading

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Some birds just won’t share……

Yet more weather changes in the last week, with heavy frosts making way for more spring-like conditions.  With great tits now singing – a very spring-like sound – it’s easy to forget that it’s only the end of January!  With … Continue reading

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A change in the weather…..

With a spell of very cold weather at the moment, the dominant wildlife around the garden has changed.  Most noticeably, a large flock of fieldfares has been flying around and eventually they were brave enough to come into the garden … Continue reading

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Looking forward…..

Mild weather at this time of year always seems to freak everyone out, yet it is the two last very cold winters that have been unusual.  Looking back at my wildlife and weather notes in my diary, I can see … Continue reading

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Spring is on the way………

With relatively benign weather over Christmas and the New Year period, the current gales have come as rather a shock.  The weather is still mild though and the change in day length has already had an effect, especially on the … Continue reading

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Marsh tits and coal tits……

So proper winter weather is with us here in Shropshire – snow on the hills round about, snow in the garden and snow in our lane making it impossible to get our car out.  Luckily for our local wildlife, it … Continue reading

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