As you may have gathered from previous posts, we love nature and all sorts of animals. We have many bird feeders around the garden, but there’s one type of bird that isn’t quite as welcome… The Heron. When we opened our curtains a few days ago, we had one doing a spot of fishing inContinue reading “Feb 1st – Fishing line to SAVE fish???”
So it’s not just humans in lock down…. Today’s project was erecting a poly-tunnel for our chickens. It follows outbreaks of a “highly pathogenic” H5N8 strain of bird flu which has come over from Europe recently, resulting in all poultry needing to be kept under cover. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-europe I ordered the tunnel online, but unfortunately it arrivedContinue reading “December 12th – Lock Down”
Today’s picture is of a Portuguese man o’war. The Portuguese man o’ war, (Physalia physalis) is often called a jellyfish, but is actually a species of siphonophore, a group of animals that are closely related to jellyfish, an animal made up of a colony of organisms working together. While the man o’ war’s sting isContinue reading “November 1st – Jellyfish?”
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 🤣…..