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Wildlife in the garden

A recent trip to the beautiful kitchen garden at Packwood House, Warwickshire highlighted some gorgeous little structures designed to encourage more wildlife such as ladybirds and lacewings into the garden. 75 more words


Lady Bird Emporium

Last Saturday I opened kitty’s curtains then blind to be greeted by lots of lady birds. Kittys room is smallish with a fairly small window yet I counted fifteen of the little red bugs in just the window area. 121 more words

I Spy With My Little Eye...

…something beginning with “L“.

It’s a beautiful, bright, sunny February day with barely a cloud in the sky, but I was still a bit surprised to see this little chap sunbathing in my small suburban garden as there’s still a very distinct nip in the air. 86 more words

January 2011

Sunday Afternoon Stroll

We’ve had brilliant sunshine here (Chilterns, UK) for most of the day – though still an icy chill in the shade. I found a slightly groggy Harlequin ladybird – a continental visitor – dawdling across the French windows… probably warmed up by the February sun…


Magpies and Ladybirds...

Do you ever look at silly signs and superstitions when trying to conceive? Me and a few friends have a funning joke about seeing ladybirds (ladybugs in the USA) meaning that you are pregnant, which spawned from a woman actually asking on a forum if seeing more ladybirds meant she was… 151 more words


Shivering in St Cyrus

Reserve Manager Therese Alampo gives an update on what’s been happening at this popular reserve just outside Montrose.

I have never seen the reserve so cocooned in ice.   826 more words

National Nature Reserves

Mildred's Lost her Spots

As part of today blogging 101 assignment to publish something new I thought I’d try some children’s fiction. I wrote this story and then found that someone had already published a book with a very similar theme – so it has sat on my computer since. 546 more words