Wednesday, September 23, 2020

New feeding station

Up until now I've been feeding the hedgehogs by sprinkling the food (dry cat food) onto the grass, the local cats have found this free food leaving little for the hogs.
I created a feeding station from an old recycling box with a 5" square hole cut in one end.
As this video shows, it works - the feeding station is on the left and the nest/hibernation box on the right.


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Foxy Visitor

I've had a fox visiting the garden for a while but this is the first time I caught 2 foxes at the same time. The one at the back appears to be a young fox, interesting to see him investigate the hedgehog and soon backs away when he touches the hog


Friday, August 21, 2020

A visit to Compton Abbas Airfield

 On the way home from a visit to Weymouth with a friend we stopped off at Compton Abbas airfield near Shaftesbury (Dorset). A pleasant cup of coffee and a chance to take a few photos.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Visit to Portland and Weymouth

 My first visit to the coast since lockdown and it made a very pleasant change, an enjoyable day spent with good friends.

Apart from the lighthouse Portland provides some spectacular views along the coast, this first photo, looking West, shows Chesil Beach with Abbotsbury Swannery in the far distance beyond East and West Fleet.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Fox in the garden

A visiting fox pinching the food for the hedgehog


Friday, July 31, 2020

Wildflower meadow

 My wildflower meadow has been established for around 5 years now and is beginning to look good. It gets cut just once a year around mid September and all the cut material removed.

These photos were taken during mid June and late July

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Dyrham Park - Jan 2020

A surprise visit to Dyrham Park near Bath on a frosty Sunday morning

Dyrham Park,Dyrham,National Trust,church