Okay, I’ve registered my blog to say that I have taken part with a post today. I am also recycling the photo above. The organisers say:
“Our aim is to get people thinking, discussing, questioning and talking about the environment, from every angle, niche, viewpoint and personality.”
I am simply going to say that directly through writing this gardenwatch blog I myself have become much more aware of the birds and wildlife that visit my garden and how easily their survival can hang in the balance.
For Blog Action Day I would like to raise the profile of Bees who play an invaluable job of pollinating our wildflowers and crops. Sadly their numbers are in decline at the moment. As a gardener I have already planted a number of plants that are attractive to bees and I will continue to do this. I have a variety of plants in my small garden and as more and more wildlife discover my garden I feel I am making a difference.
Update 24th October – Thank-you Gillian, at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, for identifying the bee in my photo above as a male white-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum).
The photo above was taken in my garden on September 20th 2007.