Category Archives: Wildlife

Garden 2017

Jan 10th The first flowers were showing around the garden but primroses and the various bulbs are still some way off. The impending snow will do little to encourage them on! Jan 3rd Last year’s project, the Pollinators’ Bed, is … Continue reading

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Flutterby – A Butterfly Detector App

As a lover of Lepidoptera there is nothing more exasperating than walking down a leafy lane with a group of friends and someone says, “Oh, what was that butterfly? It looked sort of purpley,” but by the time you have … Continue reading

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Musical Analysis of Bird Song

There has long been an association between music and birdsong; the twentieth century French composer Olivier Messiaen is well known for his use of carefully observed bird calls in his music, as explored in this short film by the London … Continue reading

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Creating a Wildlife Bed

This time last year, in January 2015, I made a rare exception to my usual rule [which is that my New Year’s Resolution is not to make any resolutions] and set myself the challenge of creating a wildlife section in … Continue reading

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Weekly diary of my Wildlife Bed 2016

As detailed elsewhere, I spent much of 2015 creating a wildlife section in our garden. This year I will keep a weekly diary of the plants and wildlife to show [hopefully!] that the effort was worthwhile. I will also include … Continue reading

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Bugs and Butterflies 1

I am sure that most teachers are guilty of suggesting that this is the busiest year they have had but I am certain that I am right on this occasion! Therefore, allowing myself a whole day at the weekend in … Continue reading

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