Discovering Species – Bearded Tit

I spent hours with my partner and his parents happily listening and watching the reedbeds in anticipation on a visit to RSPB Titchwell last year. The weather was gorgeous and we had a wonderful day – the highlight being watching a pair of Marsh Harriers “sky dancing” against the cloudless sky as the sun began... Continue Reading →

Discovering Species – Wood Ant

I could get lost in watching a wood ant nest for hours… if standing next to one didn’t make me an immediate target for the little guys to start nipping to warn me off. Their enormous nests may be made from dead vegetation, but seem almost alive in themselves. I find it mesmerising to see... Continue Reading →

Wildflower Patches and Pots

I’ve been enjoying watching the little wildflower patch I planted in my parents’ garden earlier in the year as it’s bloomed and done a fine job of attracting and feeding plenty of pollinators. Even now, it’s still growing new flowers and it’s a pleasure to potter outside with the dog to see how it’s getting... Continue Reading →

Discovering Species – Red-tailed Bumblebee

Who doesn't like bumblebees? They're colourful, small and fluffy, all the things we associate with cuteness, whilst also being a constant of sunny summer days. There's also been a great increase in awareness in recent years about how vital they are for survival due to their pollination services. I love bumblebees, and have learnt a... Continue Reading →

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