Category Archives: Ecology

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 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 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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The Wildlife Garden in October

October began in my South Shropshire garden with large numbers of birds returning to the bird feeders as night time temperatures dropped. Long-tailed tits, goldfinches, nuthatches and woodpeckers joined the regular chaffinches, blue tits and great tits to feed on … Continue reading

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