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Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 20:37

Tortoiseshell on hebe. Not had many butterflies so far but there is a hedgehog visiting.

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:22

Just acquired an allotment on an 

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 20:30

New baby frog. One of many.

Plants for a small pond

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 20:53

Frogbit is taking over in my small pond this year as is the hornwort and Beccabunga. I could post you some Frogbit if you like and see how it travels? I hate putting pond stuff in compost bin.

Pond advice needed

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 20:23

Our first year for frogspawn and we had three lumps. The pond has been alive with tadpoles up until this week. I've seen a few with all four legs and assume they're all making  way into the surrounding vegetation. I'll have to watch where I walk now.

Wildlife pond

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 21:23

Sent that too soon. I don't have any idea about the root problem but maybe somebody else will. I don't think that wildlife are happy with moving water in ponds so maybe a waterfall isn't a good idea. As I said, I'm no expert. Water and cover will encourage the wildlife.

Wildlife pond

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 21:17

I'm no expert but did make a small pond 3 years ago. I read all I could and got myself thoroughly confused. We too have a rocky garden and could only dig the deepest part to about 18 inches. We couldn't form sloping edges so one side has a foot wide level shallows. I read that wildlife doesn't really need a great depth and all the plants I've introduced are thriving without ledges.  placed turf around the edges and poked the liner underneath. After all the initial worries a frog arrived within a week, followed by damselflies and dragonflies. Pondskaters, whirlygig beetles, boatmen, the list goes on. In the third Spring this year we have had frogspawn

Hedgehog poop

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:56

I'm still waiting for our hedgehog pooh! Our first sign last year wasn't until July. Can't wait

Is this the nymph of this beauty?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 21:53

 Hope you can make out the first photo of a dragonfly nymph. Does anyone know if this  the adult version. I've googled dragonfly identification and think the adult is a broad bodied chaser. But there are too many types to be sure.

Frogs and frogspawn in pond

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 20:37

We have had our pond for 3years. This was one of two frogs we saw last year and this year we had three lumps of spawn. I know there are plenty of tadpoles in the pond now but sometimes I just can't see them depending on where the sun is or if it's cold. Then other days I see lots of them. 

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Is this the nymph of this beauty?

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Not blanketweed, but what?

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What dragonfly larva is this?

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Fungi id please

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Swallows departing?

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Beetle ID please

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Plant ID

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