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The Wildlife Garden in October

The weather in Shropshire became more autumnal in the first week of the October with berries now showing up well in the hedges and big hawthorn trees around my garden. There were still a few butterflies about including a single … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in September

The beginning of September saw our female mallard and all the young ducklings happily living in our garden once again in spite of our attempts to encourage them to use the bigger pond next door. On the first of the … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in August

August was yet another very variable month weather-wise and some areas of the UK experienced high winds and torrential rain. Here in South Shropshire conditions could have been worse and at least we had some sunshine between the storms. Our … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in July

The weather was variable at the start of July with a very cool and damp feel on the 1st of the month. Luckily the weather grew warmer as the week progressed and the last few days were quite warm! There … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in June

At the beginning of June the weather was yet again very variable in South Shropshire, although the rain we had was actually quite welcome. Cooler damper weather was interspersed with sunny periods with a little warmth, and the garden was almost overwhelmed … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in May

The weather always seems to dominate my garden wildlife blog but that is simply because the weather makes a huge different to what I actually see here!  A variable week at the beginning of the month with some bright sunny … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in April

April began with relatively mild weather and good numbers of birds were feeding around my garden and on the feeders. Species included siskins, which I hope will stay around and breed here this year, and a pair of mallard on … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in March

March was, in general, a mild month in my Shropshire garden, but at times the wind was blustery and not very spring like! Rain and showers with even a hint of snow made it feel like winter was returning.  There … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in February

February was a very variable month in my garden especially where the weather was concerned. Cold and frosty conditions dominated the first week and the garden was full of siskins. There were still lots of fieldfares around too, feeding on … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in January

Throughout January the weather was rather inconsistent here in South Shropshire, ranging between mild spells, very heavy overnight frosts and the occasional windy period. This variable weather meant that the wildlife in the garden was different every day although there … Continue reading

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