Posts from the ‘minimeadow’ Category

Garden insects

Today the temperature reached the giddy heights of 20 degrees. This actually brought out a few insects.

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Mini-meadow and local orchids

Floristically this has got to rank as the best time of year. Although the weather hasn’t turned into a heat-wave, it’s warm enough in the middle of the day, and there are sufficient dry spells, to enjoy what’s on offer. Last week the front garden and mini-meadow were looking their splendid best, and the bees are taking full advantage. Read more…

Bishopthorpe sunshine

It’s been a wierd spring, but when the sun comes out, it’s a lovely time of year here. Read more…

Spring flower extravaganza

April, as you know, was a complete wash-out for practically everything. However, now May has arrived, catch-up has begun. Read more…

Last dregs of summer

Gorgeous weather the last few days has had us cutting the mini-meadow (always a great celebration), and enjoying the last insects of the year. Read more…

Goldfinches in the mini-meadow

I haven’t recorded much in the way of macro-fauna in the mini-meadow. A frog is present every year when I cut the hay. A hedgehog visits, judging from the trails through the grass and droppings left behind. So it was nice today to boost that number to three species. Read more…

High summer- betony, butterflies and bottoms up

It’s been a glorious week. Lots of new flowers out, and insects on them.

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