I went hunting for deer today, stalking them and then shooting them, but I used a camera….. No guns for me!!! It was great spending time watching these lovely creatures chill in the autumn sunshine. They spotted me, but I kept still and a reasonable distance, and they seemed to sense I was no threatContinue reading “October 20th – Shooting”
A few weeks ago I posted about a hedgehog that came to visit our garden. Well, the following day our friends from Amazon arrived with a luxury apartment for it (slight exaggeration) and Mrs L has been putting out food. It seemed appropriate to capture the creature on film to see whether it was beingContinue reading “October 11th – Night-time visitor”
I nearly ran over this little chap whilst cutting the lawn earlier. Not the smartest creature on the planet, sitting on the lawn that is occupied most of the time by Alfie and a noisy machine chomping grass. Mrs L moved it into one of the borders and it had scurried away by the timeContinue reading “October 10th – cute visitor”
Our friends from Amazon arrived again today, this time with a house for a hedgehog that has been roaming in the garden. We positioned it in the fenced of fruit tree area, to ensure the 4 legged children don’t disturb it, with some hedgehog food, mealworms and water. I thought we’d retired from the B&BContinue reading “September 18th – Another delivery??”
A pair of squabs..
The wife went out this morning and came back this afternoon with an elephant!…. OK – she went on a felting course, something she has wanted to do for a while, and her first creation was very impressive. I wonder if she could use that technique on my head so I can get some hairContinue reading “July 19th – Not another animal!!”
Today’s picture is of a bug with what looks like a needle coming out of its backside. I have no idea what it is (possibly giant wood wasp or giant Horntail), but I certainly wasn’t going to upset it. It was more than twice the size of a wasp. Thankfully it buzzed off 🤣…..
I have never really known the difference and had assumed that moths only come out when it’s dark to eat light bulbs….. But apparently, whilst this is true for many moths, it isn’t for all. Other key differences are that moths ‘generally’ rest with their wings open, whilst butterflies close their wings, and, butterflies have long,Continue reading “July 3rd – Moth or Butterfly?”
We’ve all see them, but do we appreciate them. Bees are so important to our agriculture, pollinating our crops. Without bees it is estimated our farmers would spend £1.8 billion to pollinate. Bees also appear in many parts of our culture. From pub signs and town names, from Shakespeare to JK Rowling, from beehive hair-dosContinue reading “May 23rd – Bee-ing Busy”