Hello Everyone! Today I am launching my new blog and I just wanted to tell you a little bit about me…
I work in retail, but my real passion is the environment. Not what it can do for me but what I can do for it.
I have a medium sized garden. Yes it’s not immaculate but neither is the real world. It’s my personal space and it attracts a whole range of wildlife from insects to animals. Its my own Flixton nature reserve where all animals and insects are welcome.
I can show you how pretty much use any food you’d normally throw away- and how it can be reused in one way or another to encourage the right birds and insects to prevent or reduce the need for chemicals. Also I will be showing you places around the UK, mainly Northwest, where you can enjoy nature and that are dog friendly. Alongside my daughters blog- Wag Yourself Happy– where she’s always tagging my pooches. Hope you like my page!
Well this unpredictable bird certainly gave us a run for our money whilst on our hawk walk she flew off and nearly got a pheasant right in front of us . Fortunately for the pheasant , Harris hawks aren’t solitary hunters and usually there are several of them that work to hunt their prey .
However we were told that only yesterday he’d managed to get a duck from one of the surrounding gardens …. a sitting duck literally !!
They hunt with there eyes and can see upto a mile away . those talons are lethal aren’t they ? That wing span !!!
I’m totally understanding people wanting to celebrate bonfire night . But these days it’s all weekend .
We worry about our pets and reassure them .
But what about the poor wildlife ?
I’ve just been letting our dogs out in the garden and I’ve heard a tawny owl calling out … several times .
Obviously in distress …. why can’t we stick to organized displays only ?
I agonized for weeks after Millie but Archie was so stressed on his own .
But I’m pleased to say Ellie has definitely turned things around , not only for us but more importantly Archie ( the main man )
his inner youth is coming back … he’s even starting to be a bit of a shit , which if you’ve ever owned spaniels is the best feeling ever
We were going to buy Ellie horns for her Halloween costume but we decided not to bother 😈
Well it’s been such a mild day today here in Manchester . And there’s been a ridiculous amount of ladybirds around .
I’ve noticed over the past few years these swarms appearing briefly around October just as they’re getting ready to hibernate .
Awesome to see . As long as you don’t mind them landing all over you that is !
So how many starlings can fit on one bird feeder ?!!!