It's the final day of The Wildlife Trust's 30 Days Wild challenge. A month-long nature challenge where you try and do something nature-based every day. It has been a busy month and honestly, some days it felt like we were trying to squeeze something in, but, squeeze it in we did! We have found something… Continue reading As June Ends…
Just a few weeks after planting our apple trees we have an aphid infestation! I first discovered the little beasties when I noticed one of the trees was looking decidedly droopy. The leaves were yellowing and curling up. At first I thought it might just need watering, but when that failed to perk it up… Continue reading Natural Pest Control
I am thrilled to find an excuse to talk about one of my favourite creatures. Bees! The Dorset Wildlife Trust magazine dropped onto my doormat this week and it has a lovely photograph of a bee on the cover. This issue is promoting their 'Get Dorset Buzzing' campaign, which aims to make a difference to… Continue reading Let’s Get Buzzy!
Bees are such fascinating, magical creatures. And they are vital to food production. These little insects help ensure plant pollination and travel from flower to flower beating their wings at 200 times per second! I was lucky enough to attend a talk by Brigit Strawbridge at my local town hall back in March this year.… Continue reading Buzz, buzz, buzz! I wonder why he does?