Sheltering Butterflies, Caterpillars and Chrysallises

open door policy Following up on a great suggestion from @save_butterflies I’ve been leaving my shed door open. Sure enough the other day a butterfly was sheltering up against the wooden wall at ground level. It’s no longer there. I didn’t get a photo. But that policy is working. It’s part of a wider planContinue reading “Sheltering Butterflies, Caterpillars and Chrysallises”

The Butterfly Garden is working

It’s not quite the green open space that I’d dreamed of but my little town garden has seen many more butterfly visitors this year… May was too cold, June was quiet but July! In July when the Buddleias finally came into flower, they were covered daily with 4 or 5 Peacocks and Red Admirals. WereContinue reading “The Butterfly Garden is working”

“We do what we can”

Since mentioning in my last blog this government’s allowing lowering of food standards (since break with EU) meaning such awful stuff as chlorinated (and diseased) chicken about to be made available for sale from non European countries (such as USA) I’d like to redress the balance a bit… Despite our Govt’s deliberate failure to protectContinue reading ““We do what we can””

Call of the Wild (rewrite)

Call of the Wild (by Annie Macdonald livingthewildlife.garden) Isn’t it strange that it’s really only when you give up on things, completely and utterly, that they happen? I find that it’s like that with trying to connect with Nature, and things emerging from the garden – plants that you thought had died sending up shootsContinue reading “Call of the Wild (rewrite)”