Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Posted in Ecology, Gardening, Nature, Shropshire, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Gardening | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ecology, Gardening, Nature, Shropshire, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Amphibians, Ecology, Gardening, Nature, Shropshire, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Wildlife Garden in January

In the first week of January there is always a glimmer of hope in my mind that I might soon see or hear a hint of the spring ahead. Here in South Shropshire our January weather alternated between clear and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Ecology, Gardening, Nature, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Gardening | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Ecology, Gardening, Nature, Shropshire, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in butterflies, Ecology, Gardening, Nature, red admiral, Shropshire, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Gardening | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Garden in September

As usual the weather dominates my thoughts as I think about September, and it was a month of two halves in that respect. The first half was spent in wet and windy Shropshire and the second half – my usual … Continue reading

Posted in butterflies, Ecology, Gardening, Nature, red admiral, Shropshire, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Amphibians, butterflies, Ecology, Gardening, Nature, Shropshire, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ecology, Gardening, Nature, Shropshire, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Gardening | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment