It has been over a year since a hedgehog last visited my garden, and longer still since my last chance encounter in the rural surroundings of my hometown. Sadly, it seems that for me at least, the days of hungry hogs sharing supper on the patio or gobbling up slugs on the lawn, have well … Continue reading What is happening to our hedgehogs?
Otherwise known as the New Garden Bumblebee, the Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum is one of my favourite garden visitors. A pleasant figment of Spring and Summer which I look forward to observing each year. Boasting a distinct pattern of alternating orange, black and white, B. hypnorum is a familiar sight in urban areas where it is commonly … Continue reading Species Focus: Tree Bumblebee
Otherwise known as yellow flag, water flag, yellow iris, sword-grass and lever, Iris pseudacorus is a rather lovely botanical. A prominent feature of pond margins, ditches and other damp areas across much of Britain, this radiant iris adds a touch of glamour to soggy areas nationwide. The plant - growing up 1.5 meters in height - … Continue reading Species Focus: Iris pseudacorus