Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Posted in Birds, butterflies, Ecology, Gardening, Nature, Uncategorized, wildflower meadow, Wildlife, Wildlife Garden, Wildlife Gardening | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birds, butterflies, Ecology, Gardening, Mammals, Nature, Shropshire, Uncategorized, wildflower meadow, Wildlife, Wildlife Garden, Wildlife Gardening, wildlife pond | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Garden in February

Primroses flowering in the February snow As you might expect as we approached the end of winter, the weather was cold and overcast in the South Shropshire Hills at the beginning of February.  It was very windy here at times … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Garden in January

The beginning of the new year was very cold here in South Shropshire and snowy but intermittently bright weather persisted for the whole of the first week.  The local female sparrowhawk, now a very regular visitor, was seen daily, either … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Garden in December

The first week of December was bright and quite cold in South Shropshire with a very heavy frost on the first of the month.  There were still plenty of goldfinches feeding around the garden and a single male house sparrow … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Garden in November

November started with quite windy and wet weather at times with successive storms coming through Shropshire from the west. However actual temperatures were quite mild even if the wind seemed to be freezing cold at times!  It was a very … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Garden in October

The weather in South Shropshire during the first week of October was, as expected, very autumnal, with overnight rain and cool mornings, but often lovely bright, sunny afternoons.  Our local brown hares were seen several times in a nearby field … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birds, butterflies, Dragonflies, Ecology, Gardening, Moths, Nature, red admiral, Shropshire, Uncategorized, wildflower meadow, Wildlife, Wildlife Garden, Wildlife Gardening, wildlife pond | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birds, butterflies, Ecology, Gardening, Mammals, Nature, red admiral, redstart, Shropshire, Uncategorized, wildflower meadow, Wildlife, Wildlife Garden, Wildlife Gardening, wildlife pond | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birds, butterflies, Dragonflies, Ecology, Gardening, Nature, redstart, Shropshire, Uncategorized, wildflower meadow, Wildlife, Wildlife Garden, Wildlife Gardening | Leave a comment