Clearly an expert in this field I am not. Truth be told, yesterday evening I felt a proper numpty (common Scottish word for feeling foolish). Photo uploads revealed that I had been sitting with binoculars watching empty damselfly larval skins – waiting for something to happen. Fortunately I took enough photos to share my new… Read More Spotting emerging damselflies
No back legs are visible on the frog tadpoles tonight. This was an optimistic check-in as they are changing their swimming behaviour. They are now seen very close to the bottom, stationary a lot of the time but when they move it is fast, almost like they are running along. The pond water is currently… Read More #30DaysWild Day 27 – Tadpole update
Strictly speaking this isn’t a ‘doing something for wildlife, Day 24’ but more of a ‘one I prepared earlier’. However, this is something I’ve done for the wildlife currently living in my pond so that makes it completely relevant to now. October 2013 saw the liner go down for a new wildlife pond. The water… Read More #30DaysWild Day 24 – Wildlife pond plant list
Warm sunshine brought us out into the garden to catch up on a few jobs today. It also had us by the wildlife pond edge looking closely for our tadpoles as few were being seen. A quick movement along the stems of the corkscrew rush caught our attention and it was a quick dash for… Read More #30DaysWild Day 18 – New pond visitor
This summer has gone swimmingly with so many days of warm sunshine which have kept me busy in the garden and away from the PC. I have to confess to have been enjoying this PC/blogging free time. Reconnecting with my garden has been great! I feel refreshed 🙂 Many garden jobs that were on that… Read More A new gardenwatch era begins
Could it be mosquito larvae? Can you help ID the larvae in this screen grab of the video below? They were absolutely tiny and were seen floating and wriggling just under the pond’s surface last night. They also appeared to be almost snorkelling which might suggest they were mosquito larvae. It was suggested to me… Read More What’s wriggling in my pond?