A user of the website wrote to me to ask for advice on creating a wildlflower meadow, which would of course be fantastic for wildlife, especially invertebrates, as well as being a beautiful addition to any piece of land, regardless of size. When I worked for the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, I was […]
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Posted on March 20, 2016 - by Denise
Last year, we bought a butterfly garden from InsectLore. It comes with a netting foldable cage and a cup containing 5 tiny Painted Lady caterpillars. The cup contains all the food they need to grow to be big enough to become chrysalids. The, the children carefully transferred them (each with their own name) into the […]
Posted on January 4, 2015 - by Denise
In response to the post ‘Red Kites in Devon‘, I am very grateful to have received 53 sightings, ranging from the North East to the South West of Devon. Many of the sightings are of more than one bird and I have had sightings in the same areas from different people on different dates, which […]
Cantharellus cibariusThis is an edible mushroom, quite distinctive in its light to egg-yellow colour. Its stipe is either the same colour or slightly paler. It is also renowned for its odour – like the smell of apricots! It is important to get the identification exact, especially if you are going to eat it, because there […]
Sorbus aucuparia The Rowan, otherwise known as the Mountain Ash, blossoms attractively in late Spring, but is stunning in Autumn, when its leaves have turned bright orange and it has scarlet berries. These berries draw many species of wildlife, including 28 species of insects and birds, such as waxwings, thrushes and blackbirds. The Rowan is […]