My York wildlife garden I’ve a keen wildlife gardener and I have created a beautiful wildlife garden in the historic city of York. Take a look at my wildlife garden and discover ideas for making your own wildlife haven. It isn’t an enormous garden – it’s only around 70ft x 30ft but it has all […]
As you probably know by now, I absolutely love bees and I am both trying to base my career on them and spend my free time studying them. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 Since finishing university I have been spending my time researching both bees and how to create a good habitat for them in the form of wildlife […]
Last February a hard crust covered the icy snow most of the month. That led to the highest number of common feeder birds I could remember since moving to our west-central Pennsylvania mountain home in 1971. One snowy dawn seven northern cardinals, instead of the usual pair, flew in together and fed from the red […]
I really miss photographing birds. It’s been ages since I’ve gone out to photograph the birds, any birds. The picture of the birds here (above), I took one day while I went out to the supermarket. There was this puddle . Someone was feeding the birds there, from their car. And, it is illegal to […]
Our garden (if we can call it that) was a barren old thing. Little more than a few square meters of concrete fenced off and overlooked on all sides by housing. Not exactly what you would call wildlife haven; though things did improve somewhat when we set about making a few small changes last year. […]
I often see fishing spiders in our garden pond, but this is the only time I have seen one actually catching prey, and I was fortunate to have the camera with me.
The first creature that caught my eye on the first day of 2019 and caused me to pick up my camera, was this garden orb spider. Its complex round web was strung across the vertical spikes of a Common Rush (Juncus effusus) next to our garden pond.