Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.

Workday and a bit of a plan.

We had a training session last Saturday with Sustrans. I updated the facebook page and will just pull that update onto here because it forms the main thrust of our winter work schedule. “Sow new seeds on the banks where … Continue reading

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Wildflower Meadow

Great day to be outside and a nice and relaxed workday. Marcus, Mick, Aaron and myself were certainly enjoying the sunshine. It was important to get our wildflower beds watered and keep the bird-feeders topped up. Plenty to do. Aaron … Continue reading

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Wildflower Seeds

Today didn’t really go to plan. After watching scores of youtube clips on how to sow our seeds, I really thought it would be easy. They sure make it look easy. But no, it was pouring with rain and had … Continue reading

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Our wild strawberry has got, err, a bit wild..

Great day today with Marcus, Linda, Mick and myself. We raked off the banks at Berrybanks and created habitat piles for all sorts of insects and small mammals. It’s all about building nooks and crannies for insects to burrow in … Continue reading

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Spiced It Up!

Aaron, Marcus and myself decided to change tack with the squirrels today. Rather than trying to stop them, we thought it might be worth making the food spicy. Squirrels really don’t like spicy or peppery flavours, whilst birds don’t even … Continue reading

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Squirrels 2-0 Harty

I felt like a man with a plan today – how wrong I was.. I made what I thought would be effective baffles to keep the squirrels off our feeders. I was so pleased with the outcome. So thinking that … Continue reading

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Squirrels!!!

We seem to be stuck in a bit where spring has supposed to have started, but has not, and the start of the bird nesting season. So today we found ourselves kicking our heels a bit with not much to … Continue reading

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