Wildlife Blog

August 10, 2011
Female brown hairstreak butterfly

Butterflies

The life story of a butterfly and many other insects is amazing. From the eating machine of the caterpillar stage through the pupae to the final emergence as an adult, the butterfly is one of the most beautiful end products. Only 56 species of butterly remain in the UK.
October 13, 2011

Pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)

If you see bats flying around your house or garden in the evening before it goes dark it is a good chance they are the most common species 'Pipistrelles’.
October 17, 2011

Common frog

Common frogs won’t spend all year in your pond, all they need is damp and shade so it is quite possible to find frogs in the grass and under logs and other hiding places quite a long way from the nearest body of water.
October 18, 2011
Lavender a butterflybflower

Lavender

Lavender is a bushy herb from which cuttings can quite easily be taken as I found out last year when I tried for the first time. I selected a few stems of new growth and pulled them away from the main stem making sure I took with it a small strip of the bark.