Category Archives: Wildlife

Wildlife found in our garden

Chicks fledged

I know it was only last week when I first mentioned the birds nesting on or in our house this year. However, they had been there for a while before I posted and both sets of chicks have now fledged. … Continue reading

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Chick-tastic

I’ve been meaning to post for a while as we’ve got two groups of birds with chicks at the house. Once again the starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) are nesting in the eaves of the house. They nest in the roof each … Continue reading

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D,E,F – Damselfly, Eft and flowers

Whilst working on stage 2 of the testudarium today I had plenty of ime to look out for interesting things in the garden. The first things I spotted was the first damselfly of the year. This is a Large Red … Continue reading

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First Rose chafer of the year

I was doing a bit of weeding today and unearthed a Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata). Our garden attracts quite a few Rose chafers each year and we often have the grubs in the garden too. I assume this adult had … Continue reading

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Shelled-slug blows bubbles

Whilst building the Testudarium I found one of my favourite slugs, Testacella maugei. This is one of the shelled-slugs (you can see the shell in the picture) and they are carnivores preying on earthworms and other slugs. I moved the … Continue reading

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