Category Archives: Dragonflies

The Wildlife Garden in September

September began with some sunny spells at the start of the month but temperatures in South Shropshire were low. A few of the young mallard ducks that bred on our wildlife pond were still with us, but trying out their … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in July

July began with cool, cloudy weather and it was wet at times – most un-summer like!  The only thing that brightened my week was a stoat in the garden – very good views were had as it ran in and … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in June

The beginning of June was very warm and sunny in South Shropshire and swallows, swifts and martins were feeding around the house and over the garden every day.   Juvenile great tits appeared in the garden on the 3rd, just as … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in May

In the first week of May the weather in South Shropshire was warm and sunny and the whole garden looked green and vibrant.  The long borders were growing well although they were becoming overcrowded in some areas and a few … Continue reading

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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 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 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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