This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in July 2020.
Sorry, Red squirrel, even if you do make it into the squirrel feeder later you need to take a step back (or run and a jump in your case) and give other garden wildlife a chance to shine today. Yes, you gave me your most funny face yet, yesterday. I know. I got photos too.… Read More October butterflies
Flutters of butterflies have been enjoyed in this Perthshire garden. I am delighted, especially as I keep reading on other blogs that sightings have been low this year. I’m happy to report butterflies are thriving up this way. This past week has seen the most Peacocks I’ve ever seen at any one time with five… Read More August brought in butterflies
5th August 2016 This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in August 2016.
July seems to have run away all by itself and has ended with a brief game of garden hide and seek. The game took place on July 27th and players were the gardener tidying the potting shed, the first small tortoiseshell butterfly garden sighting for 2016 and the tadpoles having an extended holiday in the… Read More Brief flutter & leg stretch
What a surprise to see you yesterday – just as I was leaving the garden. (runs for video camera) 52sec compilation with background music, try HD quality. Yay… early evening and we meet in the garden again (runs for still camera). It’s been 6 yrs, last sighting in 2009 during mass migration year here in… Read More Look out for Painted Lady butterflies in 2015
Perched high up on the small, dense flower clusters of Verbena bonariensis, in my back garden back at the end of August, the Comma butterfly looked like an aircraft about to take off. It’s easy to see how nature could influence engineering design isn’t it? Tears filled my eyes as I looked through my camera… Read More The timing of the Comma butterfly
In Autumn 2013, Buddleja ‘Buzz Ivory’ arrived in my garden. Plant Breeders’ Thompson & Morgan claim this plant to be a hardy shrub. I do hope this is the case as I am a bit nervous at the moment, knowing, that it is yet to feel a good Scottish winter cold snap growing here in… Read More Welcome… Buddleja ‘Buzz Ivory’
Tomorrow (Sunday 11th August) is the last day for counting butterflies for this year’s survey by Butterfly Conservation here in the UK. This weekend, if you are out in your garden, in a park or out on a walk anywhere, all they ask is you note down how many individual butterflies you can see at… Read More Final weekend for UK Butterfly Count
After September’s new garden visitor the Comma butterfly to my sunnier front garden, the Red Admiral butterfly has now made an appearance or two for October! Hurrah for some sunny, dry afternoons/early evenings to get out and watch them… with a camera to hand of course 😉 What a delight it is to see butterflies… Read More Early October visitor: Red Admiral Butterfly