Category Archives: Ecology

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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The Wildlife Garden in April

At the beginning of April the weather was a little brighter than it had been in the last week of March  and all our ‘usual’ bird species were around the garden with the exception of siskins. A heron was still … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in March

The weather was yet again very variable and unseasonal at the start of the month of March, but in general it was cold and bright here in South Shropshire which was a pleasant change after the storms of February. Trips … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in December

The weather was cold, frosty and bright at the beginning of the last month of the year which meant that there were plenty of fieldfares in my orchard feasting on apples. On the second day of the month a wonderful … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in November

The first frosts of the winter meant that November began with rather cold conditions in my wildlife garden, but we then had warmer, drier weather for the rest of the week. All the trees around the garden started to lose … 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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