I'm normally an advocate for species lacking in media attention. The small things that people ignore; or the slimy things that some find scary. This week however, I happened to spend an afternoon with the charismatic poster species for Scottish conservation - the red squirrel. And yes I have to admit...they were very cute. Up until … Continue reading Bushy Tailed and Bouncing Back
Urban wildlife watching can be just as exciting as in the countryside - you just need to do some exploring!
One of the absolute best ways to attract wildlife into your garden is to introduce water. It doesn't need to be a lot either, even the smallest of ponds will allow an increase in biodiversity. When I was six and I asked for a pond I was handed a small plastic washing up basin (yes … Continue reading Your garden needs a pond!
Recently it has been gloriously sunny up here, a nice bit of relief from all that snow. It's still pretty freezing - but at least I can't see my breath in my flat anymore! I knew that spring was on its way...okay, slowly on its way and maybe stuck in traffic somewhere.. We decided to … Continue reading Dolphin watching – without the dolphins
This handsome chap was so rudely awoken when i spotted him snoozing on a giant Allium leaf. The latin name for a garden snail is Helix Aspersa, and did you know they have a top speed of 1.3cm per second? Mucus produced by snails protects their soft body from harm and even allows them to … Continue reading Garden Snails