Tag Archive: Wildlife

DON’T FEED THE DUCKS

Well, I’ve always been a bit of a rebel.

Becoming a Butterfly Breeder

Over the past couple of months, I have been learning how to become a butterfly keeper. I started off with no expectations from a pet insect, but to my surprise my relationship with… Continue reading

The last bloom of summer?

Our patio rose bush has surprised us all and produced a few rose buds this week… could it be the last fling of Summer before Autumn sets in? I hope so; let’s enjoy… Continue reading

Mên-an-Tol Standing Stones, Cornwall.

On the wildest, most westerly moors in Cornwall there is a group of standing stones quite unlike any others in Britain. The central stone of Mên-an-Tol (Cornish for “the hole stone”) is a… Continue reading

An ingenious blackbird learns to feed his (second) brood

The blackbirds in our garden have managed quite a coup this year – raising two broods in one season. Or as we like to say, double trouble. These baby birds are boisterous, noisy,… Continue reading

Portrait of a Baby Great Tit

We have some more baby birds in our garden, and this time it’s the great tit family who are introducing their new brood to our bird feeding area. The babies are wonderfully fluffy… Continue reading

A Cute little bird visits our garden for the first time

Yesterday we had a very sweet little thing appear at the bird feeding area – a tiny ball of fluffy brown feathers. I didn’t know what kind of bird he was – from… Continue reading

The Song Thrush Returns

When I was a child we used to have a pair of song thrushes nesting at the very back of the garden among all the overgrown old trees and hedges. As the years… Continue reading

The first butterfly of summer… already?

The days are getting a little warmer now in Britain, but the nights are still freezing. It looks like Spring may be just on the horizon, especially now we have a few scattered… Continue reading