Not a garden sighting as yet, but a first sighting non-the-less. Delighted! I knew where there was a chance of seeing this bird, now that it is being seen moving north and into my area of Scotland. I’ve sat by the observation window at Loch of the Lowes with camera and coffee just waiting for… Read More The wait is over, a Nuthatch!
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in April 2019.
As per much gardenwatching over the years, unexpected sightings often happen when the focus is on something else. Last Sunday, a morning check on the wildlife pond frogspawn didn’t just reveal a thin layer of ice (which was a worry). Here’s the real wildlife drama in pictures… Watching the new wildlife environment that can be… Read More The boatman and the ladybird
A wildlife pond highlight, for sure, was the discovery of a clump of frog spawn in the shallow, sunlit pond edge last weekend. It was a quick snapshot on my phone to record the moment, after stepping near the edge to avoid garden works chaos created with new wiring work for the hedgehog feeding station.… Read More First frogspawn 23/3/19, no hedgehogs yet
Wading back into blogging with a Redshank and a bit of stone skimming may seem like an odd start. However my blogging mantra has always been to share things new to me that perhaps others might be interested in too and both fit that perfectly. In the far distance, my camera caught what looked like… Read More Redshank and stone skimming
Moths weren’t captured by camera on my first garden wander at 9pm last night. Wild flowers and a snail were. It was a cooler night after some rain breaking through at some point earlier in the evening. I didn’t see how much but looking around the garden I could tell it was a sprinkling. My… Read More #30DaysWild Day 9 – Moth Night, this week
Short on time today, but the message for 30 Days Wild is big – plant a tree 🙂 Living or dead they are winners all round for both us and a variety of wildlife from birds to insects. Here’s a little garden moment from this morning to add to the case. Newly fledged coat tits… Read More #30DaysWild Day 8 – Trees, living and dead
No bird sound tonight with my, later in the evening, garden wander with a camera, little traffic noise either. I love this silent time in the garden almost as much as with full bird sound. It almost feels secretive as you look around, like I shouldn’t be wandering around my own garden. I’m guessing others… Read More #30DaysWild Day 7- Silent reminiscing
Morning sunshine and evening light across a garden can create a romance through the plants that we only notice, if we stop and take time to notice. What a wonderful sense of calm and healing a garden can give us. I for one have always felt it. Do you? Media is talking about how important… Read More #30DaysWild Day 6 – Appreciating romance
My recommendation for building a garden pond can’t be said enough times. It really is a magnet for both wildlife and humans alike. Returning home at lunchtime to blue skies and sunshine, once again, my pond drew me outdoors to see if there were any large red damselflies around – they have been spotted recently.… Read More #30DaysWild Day 5 – 15 mins by the pond