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Green Gardening Secrets: Native Planting

“Going Native” has become a popular topic of discussion in green gardening communities, and landscaping companies are taking note. Building off of research that attests to the benefits of native planting, landscapers have begun offering their customers more native foliage options. 370 more words


Butterflies are pretty things

Butterflies are stepping in to fill the vacuum left behind by the birds. As for the birds, they seem to have upped and left in a huff. 830 more words



A sign that Summer is at its height.

The Gatekeeper is on the wing just as bramble flowers are at their best, and groups can be seen feeding on their nectar. 23 more words

Wirral Way

Speckled Wood

The Speckled Wood is a common butterfly and familiar to many observers, especially in woodland where, as its name suggests, it is most often found. The appearance of this butterfly changes from north to south, forming a “cline”, where individuals in the north are dark brown with white spots, with those in more southerly locations being dark brown with orange spots. 7 more words

Wirral Way


Looking like a tatty Small Tortoiseshell, the Comma is now a familiar sight throughout most of England and Wales and is one of the few species that is bucking the trend by considerably expanding its range. 61 more words

Yellow and Black Swallowtail Butterfly

I just wanted to quickly share a photo of the yellow and black swallowtail butterfly. It came by for a sip of nectar from the butterfly bush last night and hubby was able to get a good photo of it.


The Birds, The Bees and The Butterflies

Yesterday I was very lucky to be able to spend a full day at Knepp Estate in Sussex, one of my most favourite sites to visit. 1,727 more words

The Natural World