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Carole is a whizz at nursing sick animals, whether they be hedgehogs or birds. This Bullfinch was about to be released.
This Tawny owl was one of a pair which had young in one of our boxes. It would be seen regularly during the day, but never far from the nest. We have had nesting owls every year.
The Great tits in this nest box were about to fledge when a Weazel took every one to feed its young. We shouted, clapped our hands and Freddie even barked but the Weazel just ignored us and stored the unfortunate birds in a hole in the wall. Later in the day it brought its young to the stash for a feed.
We have developed areas specifically for our healthy population of Lizards. They can sometimes be seen clinging to the wall immediately outside the kitchen door
We have some pretty cool insects in the garden, this Oil beetle is one of them.
It is a parasite of Bumble bees. Its larvae climb up a flower and hitch a ride back to the bees nest where it enters a cell, eats the bee larvae and also the stored food.
One of the many Moth species we have, and one of the most spectacular.... The Elephant Hawk Moth.
This is another reptile which we have created a habitat for. In the summer you can be guaranteed to see one..... if you know where to look. (we have lots of bits of tin for them to bask under).
The young Tawny owls are really cute but you can only see them like this for one day as they soon 'branch out'.
A newly fledged Great Spotted woodpecker about to be released after flying into a window. We have lots of stickers on all the windows now.
This male Sparrow Hawk had just helped itself to a clutch of Swallows inside our cowshed. They did successfully rear a second clutch though.
The young weazels are moved regularly to various locations within the garden. Here they are under the tin.
We have larval food plants for most of our native butterflies. This is an orange tip.
We have two Fritillaries breeding in the garden. The Silver Washed and the Dark Green.
This is a Silver Washed.
We have our own Beehives but we don't want too many as they may out-compete other pollinators.
This is another really cool insect... a Bee Fly! It is also a parasite of Bumble bees and hovers over the bees nest to flick its eggs into the entrance. The larvae hatch, make their way into the nest, enter the larval cell and eat the contents.