Friday, 5 August 2016
The garden is full of flies, hoverflies and bees, they are especially fond of the marjoram and thyme and we noticed this fantastic fly looking more like a bumblebee. We think its Tachina grossa apparently it takes caterpillars for its young to feed on. Lovely.
Update - I now have a pet fly! Like bees it love s sugar water.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Sunday, 24 July 2016
Thursday, 21 July 2016
We recycled old tractor tyres to make into flower beds and the wildflowers have really romped away. The little pond we made from an old water cistern has two resident frogs and a visiting toad who like to sit in the cool shade near it.
|Cornfield wildflower mix in tractor tyre filled with molehills.|
|Looks so relaxing!|
|Wildflowers love the gravelly area under the trees.|
Monday, 18 July 2016
Saturday, 16 July 2016
Friends of Bowland organized a "Wildlife Wander" from Cross of Greets bridge. The weather fined up and it was lovely and sunny which brought out the grasshoppers, dragonflies and beetles. Lots of Meadow Pipits and Whinchats and possibly saw a Hen Harrier circling above. Found Bog Asphodel and Sundews.