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of satisfaction. I'm always keen to attract wildlife, and I'm pleased that this time it worked. Old nesting material can harbour diseases, pests and parasites, which can carry over from one season to the next if it's not removed. So I need to get the ladder out
dedicated to wildlife.At times, I felt I was looking in the mirror at a South American version of myself. Unlike Fabiana, I doubt I will ever be in the position of having to commission the building of a water tower, but I can empathise with her desire
I saw a lot of lizards on my trip around South America. There were brown lizards, green lizards, bright blue ones, and some that blend in perfectly with the red and black volcanic environment they inhabit.I was lucky enough to see a pair of lizards mating in Colombia. The male li...
one carefully constructed from one cut-out circle of foliage. Inside will have been eggs laid by the leafcutter bee, along with a store of nectar and pollen for the emerging grubs to feed on (we didn't dare look in case we disturbed them).We carefully
, but it gave me quite a shock.I don’t believe the fox thought it was attacking a baby. It was more likely to have been attracted by the smell of fermenting drool, food and sweat that had impregnated the cloth. We take care never to leave soft toys outside
– saving storage space. Electric grass trimmers, designed for tidying lawn edges, take up little space and can be used to trim the grass all over a tiny lawn.Trim your lawnWell cared for, even a small lawn does a good job of absorbing heavy rainfall. So
with the Bumblebee Conservation TrustFor a factsheet on flowers for attracting wildlife to your garden, see Garden Organic