Tony the Blackbird

Meet my regular little visitor, Tony the Blackbird. He actually sings to me so I know he’s there, he’s a cheeky little boy. Then once I’m sat down with my cup of tea, he swoops down to eat mealworms right in front of me.

I’m not totally sure if he’s using me for protection or just using me full stop . But either way it’s nice that he’s comfortable coming so close. I swear he keeps doing “flybys ” when I’ve forgotten to put his food out!

Are you feeding the birds?

I put a range of different foods in different types of feeders in the hope of encouraging different species into the garden. I will talk more in detail about this in future posts but for now, take a look at my view most days!


Spring Days 

Sometimes I think it’s too easy to just get carried away working in your garden . On a lovely sunny day like this just sit back and enjoy all the sights and sounds . Bees and birds are busy nest building . You may be even lucky enough to see your first spring chick taking its first flight!

Blue Tit Chick
Bumble Bee

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Welcome to my Blog!

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!