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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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The Wildlife Garden in December

December began as a very wet and windy month here in South Shropshire as the tail end of a westerly storm came through. This weather did bring quite a lot of birds, sheltering from the wind and rain, to the … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in November

November’s weather was as expected – cold, clear and frosty especially first thing most mornings. Once again the garden was dominated by the birds using it and rather than the feeders being the main source of interest many of the … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in October

The month of October is always an interesting one in my garden as there is very much the feeling of change here, especially in terms of the wildlife that is around. Migrant birds are already arriving from the Continent and I … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in September

After such a hot summer it was a surprise to have cool and damp weather but September began with just that. On the first day of the new month a snipe visited the garden and spent some time feeding in … Continue reading

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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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