Category Archives: Wildlife

Round the garden in 80 days #70

When I started my ‘Round the garden in 80 days’ series, I expected to finish it by New Year. Yet here we are hurtling towards the summer equinox and still eleven posts to go, including this one. One the plus … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #63

Don’t you find it is easier to get jobs done when you spontaneously decide to do them? Upon waking this morning, the washing went straight in the machine and, whilst waiting for it to do its stuff, I checked whether … Continue reading

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Wilder National Parks | Rewilding Britain

Hello everybody, I’ve just come across this petition, set up by Rewilding Britain, calling for wilder national parks. I was shocked to learn that there are more trees in Leeds than in the Peak District! ‘We want to see our … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #53

Today was glorious – warm, relatively speaking, and sunny. After sleeping in and then reading, there wasn’t time to take advantage of the good weather but that didn’t stop me thinking about the garden. In a departure from crime fiction, … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #48

I love being on holiday when it’s a normal workday. In this case, it meant that today I could peruse the wares at IKEA without having to navigate through throngs of people. My New Year’s resolution is to finally make … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #44

Now I think I know what has been causing footprints in the garden. I’d been reticent to mention seeing them, for fear of being considered a bit paranoid. So, I decided I must have somehow made them myself, albeit quite … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #38

On the way out to collect this next week’s victuals, I noticed a pigeon feasting on cotoneaster berries across the road. It was oblivious to me, although I didn’t want to chance it being scared off by me getting out … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #37

Catkins. I really hadn’t expected my hazel trees to produce any catkins this year as they are only three years old. I’m certainly very excited. Does this mean that the trees could produce nuts from them? And if so, when … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #36

Yesterday morning, when I opened the curtains, I was greeted with the following view: Fortunately, I hadn’t planned to do any work today because we were off on a day trip to Addingham for spinning supplies and a meal at … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #2

Yesterday evening, towards dusk, the back garden was full of birds. This included a blue tit, which was having a merry time flitting round the trees, presumably looking for insects. I may have seen the occasion blue tit previously but … Continue reading

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