Friday Wildlife Update

Whilst tidying around old seed trays etc I disturbed a frog. I hope that it was feasting on some of our slugs. Swifts were flying overhead. I do like the shape of their scimitar wings.

Several Holly Blue butterflies were in the garden. Both Holly and Ivy play an important part of the life cycle of this butterfly which should be in everyone's garden.

Garden Wildlife Notes

I shall be keeping a blog concerning wildlife that we see in our small garden in Lymington. Much of the planting is wildlife friendly. Whilst having breakfast we could watch a male Blackbird feeding three youngsters on a branch of the pear tree. A pair of Song Thrushes were feeding their family which has yet to fledge.

A new sighting for the garden was a Crab Spider, Diaea dorsata, which was floating on air currents over the patio.

Alan Edmondson