Category Archives: Ecology

The Wildlife Garden in August

Wall Brown The first day of August was hot and sunny here in my wildlife garden in Shropshire and the swallows that were nesting in our front porch were very active and preparing for their second brood.  The garden was … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in July

The Big Meadow The month of July began with very poor weather in South Shropshire at the start of the first week, but at least there were plenty of birds around the garden to compensate, especially large numbers of juvenile … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in June

The first week of June brought plenty of juvenile birds to the garden and one particular blue tit, nesting in a hole in the old hawthorn behind the pond, was seen catching damselflies and taking them back to the chicks!  … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in April

The start of April was disappointingly cold and overcast and not at all spring-like, but as the week progressed things began to warm up a little.  A reminder of more wintery conditions were still with us in the form of … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in March

Lesser Redpoll The weather in South Shropshire was very damp and cool at the beginning of the first week of March and, as expected, there were lots of birds around the garden especially siskins, and two lesser redpolls were frequently … Continue reading

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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 August

The weather during the first week of August was again variable here in South Shropshire, but cold and windy seemed to be the norm! In spite of the poor weather there was plenty going on around the garden, especially in … 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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