Category Archives: Wildlife

Wildlife found in our garden

Foxy visitor

One of the advantages of our new back door is that we get a good view of our garden at all hours of the day. Last night we spotted a young fox on our patio only a couple of inches … Continue reading

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Another new butterfly in the garden

Whilst clearing up some of the vegetable beds this afternoon I noticed a butterfly species new to the garden. I saw a single Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) feeding on the flowers of the Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) growing in the … Continue reading

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New butterfly recorded in the garden

Whilst working in the garden today I was lucky enough to see a species of butterfly new to our garden. I saw two male Ringlets (Aphantopus hyperantus) fluttering around. I did my best but wasn’t able to get a great … Continue reading

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Summer work and summer chafers

I’ve now started work on the raised beds and steps closest to the house. I’m planning to build the beds out of fence posts and deck boards. We’re also going to clad our “feature sleeper steps” (estate agent speak) since … Continue reading

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Harlequin pupae

We’ve had the Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) present in or garden for some time. this year I’ve seen even more adults than last year and we’ve lots of pupae in the garden:

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