Goldcrest, frogs rat and Wood mice for supper….

We are now heading for the half way point in our tawny owl’s incubation and she’s still sitting strong, thank goodness. Other than a few brief forays outside, she is staying in the… Continue reading

I take on a Triathlon to raise money for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust!

I must be mad… but in just over a month, I am going to attempt to complete a Sprint Triathlon! I know it sounds crazy… especially at my age, but that is kind of… Continue reading

Yew View Tawny Hunting Successes

Our Yew View tawny seems to have settled well into incubation in the box, snoozing most of the day, not worried by the sounds of barking dogs and lawn mowers! As the light… Continue reading

The Photography Show NEC 2017

I haven’t been to the Photography Show at the NEC for a few years… there is always way too much temptation regarding kits to buy, but actually, I came away today having not… Continue reading

What a hat!…. Hand-made Traditional Fisherman’s Kep gift

I love traditional crafts and the Fair Isle knit has to be amongst the top 5! This week, I received a very special delivery ; a beautiful hand-knitted hat, all the way from… Continue reading

2 Tawny Owl Eggs… the excitement builds….

It has been an exciting and frustrating week, as lots has been happening at Yew View and I can only access the cameras via the iCatcher app. I could not wait to get… Continue reading

A Brambling Visitor to my Patch!

This week I have been having a beautiful Brambling visiting. It is only the 2nd time, in nearly 20 years, that I have had this species in the garden and the last time… Continue reading

Amazing Tawny Action and Badger Bonanza!

Arriving at Yew View this week, the sun was actually shining; a rare occurrence in what seems to have been a long winter of grey and dismal weather. We are all very ready… Continue reading

Has Spring finally sprung in my patch?

It’s been a busy week  for me this week and, as well as work, it has been great to see signs of Spring in my garden. There have been  lots of views by… Continue reading

‘How to make a Wild Flower Meadow’ – my contribution to a new book

Yesterday, I received a copy of a book I had contributed to, after I took a journey into creating a wild flower meadow in my garden. I have since installed two more wild… Continue reading