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Happy Families

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

I took these photos of this family of Greenfinches as they visited my feeder. Note how striking the male is in the centre of the top photo, compared to the brownish juvenile on the right, and the slightly duller female behind on the left and just out of focus. 115 more words

Nature Photography

Buried in Boxes

I pick my way through a battered box,
Full of old ideas and notebooks.
Finding none of the spiders I feared
But two ladybirds, dusty and dead, 234 more words

Poetry

Helping Our Wild Friends

Today we reorganised our herb pot by clearing it out and adding some new plants, which are recommended for bees and other pollinators. Two of the plants, a sage called Nazareth and a lavender called Munstead we bought from the Cambridge University Botanic Garden on Saturday. 322 more words

Reffley

A Summer Garden Market Night

This month once again I will be taking part in a Showcase Market Night over on Facebook. I love these events as they give me the opportunity to think outside of the box and create wonderful peg doll loveliness, loveliness that I would not normally think of making. 636 more words

Look for ladybirds, day 8 - 30 Days Wild

I didn’t realise that I could find so many different types of ladybirds on my local patch. Most of these were on our allotment.

There are 46 different Ladybird species in the UK. 203 more words

Harlequin Ladybird

Harmonia axyridis f. spectablis

It is not until you get up close and personal with this insect that you realise these beautifully bright and colourful beetles look so ferocious! 182 more words

Nature Photography