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Wildlife in the garden
My garden would be incomplete without wildlife. Here are my tips for attracting birds, bees and butterflies
Fresh clean water is important for drinking and bathing.
Rowan berries are a favourite with Blackbirds; they also like cotoneaster berries and apples.
Butterfly on Aster frikartti 'Monch'. Butterflies and bees like daisies and other 'open' flowers as they are easier for getting nectar.
Echinops ritro 'Globe Thistle'. The seedheads look great in winter.
Meadow Brown butterflies on oregano. I also have a purple variety which is also popular with bees and butterflies.
Jays tend to rest very briefly in the garden but this one stayed for a while
I don't have water in the garden but I often find frogs hiding in sheltered damp spots
Spiders webs are more obvious during autumn.
I have seen birds eat the snow when it has been lying for a while. I presume this is for water.
I'd never seen a dragonfly in the garden. This was a treat.
My neighbour has several feeders next to the fence which separates our gardens. These goldfinches are rare visitors to the garden.
Blackbirds have been visiting my garden for several years. This baby blackbird is one of two.
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