This is the question I’ve been asking myself lately. I’ve noticed more ladybirds than ever in my garden this year. They’ve popped up all over the place – in pots, under the bin lids, on doorframes, in the house, and – thankfully – on my plants, presumably feasting on any pests which would dare to… Read More Where do ladybirds go in winter?
Some of you might have noticed a wee bit of a gap between posts. Here’s what the garden got up to inbetween…
Spotted this afternoon…Mrs Blackbird sitting in the large nest she and Mr Blackbird have built in the ivy wall in the back garden, nicely hidden behind a large conifer. I noticed the nest a few days ago but it was only today I spied one of them actually in it. And she spied me spying… Read More Nesting
I hadn’t even stepped into the woods when I heard the noise which literally stopped me in my tracks and made me grin broadly. The sharp rapping sound of the Great Spotted Woodpecker rang out – a warm, hollow drumming; I stepped forward and there was a distinctive bouncy flutter through the trees; then it… Read More A walk in the woods