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The Wildlife Garden in August

Few of us can complain that the weather was poor in August – warm, dry conditions continued in South Shropshire which as far as I was concerned was perfect for the garden wildlife here, especially the butterflies and bumblebees. There were … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in July

July in my wildlife garden continued with the same warm, sunny weather we had experienced at the end of June without a cloud in the sky. All over the country hot, dry conditions were the norm and this inevitably had … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in June

June was an exceptional month all over the UK in terms of the weather, and even the counties further west, including my own of Shropshire, experienced amazingly warm, sunny conditions. This affected the garden here quite profoundly – initially in … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in May

  May was a very interesting month for wildlife in my garden but also inside my house!  A wood mouse found its way into a cupboard at the beginning of the month and returned twice after being caught and removed back … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in April

After a very cold and miserable March, April began with an improvement in the weather in South Shropshire providing a few quite sunny afternoons. There were still plenty of finches using the bird feeders – goldfinches, greenfinches, siskins and a … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in March

The beginning of March saw me still snowed in to the small valley in South Devon where I had been having a brief holiday, which turned into an extended stay! It was just about the worst weather I had seen … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in February

As usual for the time of year my garden wildlife diary for February seemed to be dominated by the weather, and with good reason! At first the mild conditions at the start of the month here lulled me into a … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in January

In the first week of January there is always a glimmer of hope in my mind that I might soon see or hear a hint of the spring ahead. Here in South Shropshire our January weather alternated between clear and … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in December

December was a very cold month in my South Shropshire garden with plenty of snow and frost. The weather brought large numbers of birds to the feeders and the orchard, while goldfinches fed on the seeds of lavender and teasel. … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in November

As we moved into November the weather began to turn frosty and cold, making this month yet another good one for birds in my garden in South Shropshire. An influx of pheasants at the very start of the month signalled … Continue reading

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