Monthly Archives: May 2014

Comma Butterfly Caterpillar on Gooseberries

I was looking at my Gooseberries today (on the lookout for sawfly which can decimate them very quickly), and I saw this caterpillar. I’ve never seen it before and as it was eating the leaves of the Gooseberry, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Mayflies at the Derwent River in North Yorkshire – Malton

At the weekend we went to North Yorkshire to visit our family and go to the Malton Food Festival. This was excellent with lots of streetfood opportunities. The only problem I had was, being wheat free, there aren’t many “things … Continue reading

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Sad demise of the Bluetits

Only a couple of days after filming the bluetits dashing in and out of their box and hearing the young beginning to make enough noise to show signs of promise, its sad to have to announce that the parent birds … Continue reading

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Daredevil Squirrel, the saga continues

Last time I wrote about our squirrel, it was in amazement at the fact that he was jumping from the birdbox to the seeds & nuts, a distance of some 15 feet or more. Well, the saga continues. If you … Continue reading

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Daredevil Squirrel: Busy Bluetits & Greattits.

Today is not a good day for the allotment – it poured down with rain yesterday and has done the same all day today so the ground will be soggy and squelchy. However, it should encourage the potatoes and fill … Continue reading

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