A Nature ‘How To’: Build a Wildlife Pond

How to: Build a Wildlife Pond One of the most important elements of any habitat is water. Wildlife from birds to bees all need to drink daily, and many also need to bathe regularly to maintain their plumage or coat in good condition even in the winter. Other creatures, including amphibians and a huge range of …

A Nature ‘How To’: Helping Hedgehogs

Have you heard the recent news? On 7th February a new report (Published jointly by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).) revealed that hedgehog numbers have plummeted by half since the year 2000! This is very worrying news indeed! From Beatrix Potter stories to console game characters, the …

Rooms for rent on the Cutty Garden Allotment!

This weekend I have been ticking off a major 'bucket list' activity - I have been building a hedgehog house and bug hotel on the allotment in an unused and unproductive corner. Hopefully lots of critters of all kinds will take up residence and repay us with plenty of pest-predation and plant-pollination duties! But what …

30DaysWild – It’s a Jungle Out There on the Allotment Plot!

A day off work means a morning tackling the weekly food shop, followed by an afternoon on the allotment. Well, usually anyway. The past two weeks however, the allocated allotment appointment has been superseded by more pressing matters. In that time,  nature has taken advantage of our absence and run riot over the plot.  Hot …

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