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Tracey Anderson

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Can anyone help identify what bird this is?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:50

Female Great Spotted Woodpecker, I use to watch these feeding their young when I was lucky enough to work for the RSPB.  It was the best job I ever had!

Nut free bird seed?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:00

Thank you for your responses. Had a look at the website, problem solved  The nut free cookies will be fun for the children to make as well.

Thank you so much.

Nut free bird seed?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 12:45

Hi, trying to find bird seed that doesn't contain any nuts or traces of nuts.  Starting a garden for the children I work with and one or two do have nut allergies.  I don't seem to be able to find anything.  I'm hoping that someone on this forum can help me out. Thank you

Log pile

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:56

Thank you, lots of good advice from you all.  I'm looking forward to making this, with the help of the children, who will enjoy seeing what lurks within it


Tiny garden plot

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 18:47

Hi I have a tiny plot of ground at a school, which I am very grateful for, but it is about 9 feet by 6 feet.  I want to encourage the children I work with to grow fruit, veg, herbs and encourage wildlife.  Have been informed by the school that the soil is of very poor quality, because there is a very high level of lime, which makes it hard to grow much in the school grounds.  Should I use containers, or a raised bed? I'd be grateful for any advice. Oh it is in a nice sunny spot though!

How can I get frogs to use my pond?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 18:37

Do you have plenty of water plants in your pond?  Frogs like to hide under foliage. If not this is something you could do in the second pond you are going to create.  Have a shallow side for the frogs and for any hedgehogs that might fall in, so they can get out again. Best of luck with your new project.

Log pile

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 18:26

I have been given a very small patch of ground at the school I work at.  I'm very keen to grow things, but I also want to incorporate as much as I can to benefit wildlife.  I want to create a log pile with the children, but I have been told that there might be a risk to the children. I'm aware that yews are poisonous, so I won't use that, all I want is to create a wildlife log pile to show the children the amazing creatures that will soon inhabit it. Advice please.   

Insect ID

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 13:33

I'm no expert, so I don't know if it's a Red dead-nettle or perhaps Black horehound. Hopefully a proper expert will be able to identify it

at last

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 11:57

I've never seen one, you're so lucky!

Wildlife Habitat

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 11:33

Tracey that's inspired me, when I take the children bug hunting this would be wonderful for them. I could get the children involved in making it to.


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Nut free bird seed?

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Tiny garden plot

Fruit/veg/wildlife garden 
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Log pile

Wildlife log pile 
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