Springtime means nesting time for birds and here are great ways to help them in your garden.
Here is a list of lots more things you can do in your garden to help wildlife:
Pond – pond creation, pond plant suppliers, mini ponds
Plants for pollinators
Wild flower area / mini meadow
Wild area (long grass, scrub etc)
Bug hotel (second link from the Wildlife Trusts)
Feeding the birds
Reduce pesticide use
Stopped slug pellets
Male ladybirds are smaller than the females but it doesn’t seem to hold them back much.
A friend of our son’s was lucky to catch this otter on his phone.
His Mum, Nicola Chester, who is a nature writer, tweeted the footage and unsurprisingly it has gone viral…
What can I say…? Luckily the rising water level should put paid to this kind of behaviour.
The River Lambourn is a winterbourne and is dry for several months of the year so our cats are used to hunting on both sides of the stream.