Category Archives: Wildlife

Protecting marine life from plastic

I rarely reblog a post but I think this one. Fishing 4 Litter, on the official blog for the North York Moors is important to disseminate. By now, I would have thought most people are aware that plastic is a … Continue reading

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Moulting behaviour

Last night when I popped out into the back garden, I accidentally scared a pigeon. I hadn’t seen it in the undergrowth, although I dare say if I had I would still have needed to go outside. In any case, … Continue reading

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Out-of-date sesame seeds

I’ve had a large packet of sesame seeds in my cupboard for quite some time. At least two years. As they came from Fuel for Schools (The Real Junk Food Project, which I’ve mentioned in previous posts), they might well … Continue reading

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Two snails

In recent years, I’ve had no problem with slugs and snails eating my plants. However, this rainy June has brought them out in force. Now that the bluebells have finished, I’ve removed all the dead foliage from the back border … Continue reading

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Keeping the cats off

At this time of year, it’s hard for me to know whether it’s hay fever or something else. But yesterday I slept virtually all day, so there is definitely something amiss. Unfortunately, the patch at the back of the garden … Continue reading

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Introducing the ferns

I have long wanted a fern in my garden and finally a couple of weeks ago I acquired two from RHS Wisley. These were destined for the spot between the fence and the pond. However, two weeks ago, the phacelia … Continue reading

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With a hardened heart…

I pulled a load of poppies earlier today. Every year, I say I am going to stop the poppies from dominating the landscape and plant some beans instead. Then I let one of my favourite flowers have its way. Until … Continue reading

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