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The Wildlife Garden in August

As the summer progressed here in South Shropshire there was sadly little change in the miserable weather. We were blessed with the very occasional warm and sunny day, but between these wonderful little windows of summer, cold, wet and even … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in July

While some areas of the country, especially the south and east, were basking in high temperatures in July, the west was having rather a different set of weather conditions.  There were hot sunny days but these were interspersed with windy, … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in June

June is one of my favourite months of the whole year in my wildlife garden – and not just because the middle of summer is so wonderful with its light evenings and masses of birds, butterflies and other wildlife in … Continue reading

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The Garden Wildlife in May

With yet more variable weather in the South Shropshire Hills, the garden here was alternately hot and sunny and cool and windy throughout May, with conditions changing rapidly. Orange tips were the most abundant butterflies both in the garden and … Continue reading

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The Garden Wildlife in April

April was a month of great contrasts in South Shropshire as we experienced the warm and bright conditions that most of the country was favoured with, but there were also high winds at times, cooler days and a little rain, … Continue reading

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March Garden Wildlife

Here in the South Shropshire Hills Spring can arrive rather later than in some other parts of the UK. My garden is elevated and exposed to westerly winds blowing across the Long Mynd and other Stretton Hills towards my house, … Continue reading

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Swallows or Wrens?

There is a lot of bird activity around my garden at the moment with tits and finches colouring up, plus there is plenty of territorial squabbling going on. Early mornings are now a symphony of thrushes singing, wood pigeons cooing, goldfinches … Continue reading

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January in a Wildlife Garden

January saw an influx of birds into the garden here as we saw more movement of flocks of winter birds in the fields round about us. Species such as starlings, linnets and redwings, which are unusual visitors to the garden … Continue reading

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