Tags » Local Wildlife

28th September 2016

Southern Hawker Dragonfly– (apologies for break- back on my feet again)- Hawkers are our fastest Dragonflies, able to fly forwards and backwards. Hawkers are tricky to tell apart but these are… 81 more words

Sheffield Nature

Bees, Hives and Honey

Remember when we got bees? I do…

We were so excited, we set them up at a friend’s place in Missoula. That was the last you heard about them, because that was the last I wrote about them…. 1,058 more words


21st September 2016

Here’s one stunning reason for growing nectar-rich autumn flowers, like Verbena Bodnantense, This tiny butterfly, the Small Copper, is a real gem but sadly in pretty heavy decline. 61 more words

Urban Wildlife

19th September 2016

Angelica, an Umbellifer (umbrella-shaped flower-heads), is often confused with the coarser Hogweed- both out for the past few weeks, similar in form and height. Angelica has… 124 more words

Sheffield Nature

18th September 2016

The Nuthatch, what Sian calls ‘The Bandit’, which

unlike the Treecreeper can run up and down a tree-trunk, is back visiting the garden a lot again… 77 more words

Sheffield Nature

16th September 2016

Willow Warblers have been flitting through our garden again, stocking up on berries and fruits as these insect-eaters do in autumn in preparation for their migration to  Europe or Africa. 79 more words

Sheffield Nature

14th September 2016

Green-Veined White Butterflies are one of the most common and widespread of our butterflies, but, indicative of the poor year this has been for so many butterfly species, this one, (yesterday in the garden), is… 86 more words

Sheffield Nature