A Major Pond Clear Out!

My pond was one of the first things I added to the garden… once I had cleared it, some 20 years ago! The garden was completely overgrown when I purchased the house and… Continue reading

The latest Wildlife Highlights from my Patch

There is often a bit of a lull in my garden, in terms of wildlife, at the end of the summer and beginning of the Autumn. The garden never really looks its best,… Continue reading

A New Feeding Station……… appreciated by the youngest squirrels!

I am obsessed with bird feeders! I have lots and lots of bird feeders and I always love it when something a bit different comes out. CJ Wildlife asked if I would like… Continue reading

Autumnal Glory and Owls at Yew View

It was a most stunning day at YewView this week! An early mist soon burnt off, leaving clear blue skies and wonderful warm sunny weather. The fruit trees are heavy with Autumnal bounty,… Continue reading

Setting up a ‘My Naturewatch’ Raspberry Pi Camera

You may remember on Springwatch earlier in the year, there was a piece about how you can make your own, very simple trail camera using a Raspberry Pi . The project is called… Continue reading

Autumnal Delights

Summer seemed to end rather abruptly and we accelerated in Autumn at an alarming pace! One minute we were in shorts and the ground was scorched and brown…. then some autumnal rain and… Continue reading

The New External Tawny Cam is Looking Good!

I have very nearly finished the Yew View Tawny box now. It now has two internal cameras and, last week, Dave and I moved the external camera , as it was still in… Continue reading

The Yew View Tawny Box is up… and first visitors are in!!

Just before I headed up to Scotland, Dave and I wanted to get the Yew View new tawny box up. The tawnies have a period where they don’t spend much time at the… Continue reading

Can you get your council to set aside a ‘No Mow Zone’?

Back in June, after having numerous discussions with Nick Burton, Open Spaces Officer, at Lichfield Council, we managed to get the council mowing team to agree to not mow a section of the… Continue reading

A Week at Dolphin View Cottages, Hillockhead on the Black Isle: Part 2 – Bushnell Joy!

One of the elements of my visit, to Hillockhead, that I was most looking forward to was exploring the local area with Tim to discover what wildlife potential it had. For people like… Continue reading