Saturday, 8 August 2015


The ultimate Nature Garden accolade (I think) - a Grass Snake has visited!

Unfortunately - it decided to dine while it was here - 

Puffing up didn't save the poor thing - 

25 minutes later, as I was sat outside the same thing happened again!! Not sure if it was the same snake or another one. There are 2 rows of houses behind us before you hit the nature reserve & river, so the snake(s) had certainly traveled to get here.

My main worry is that it'll decimate the pond (my newts!!), but it's a real privilege to have it visit & to see it in action so close up....

Thursday, 12 March 2015

2015 Pond Diary

As I'm so terrible at updating with meaningfull entries, I'm going to try a rolling diary format.....

08 March - Frogs seen in Pond.

17 March - First Frogspawn!!

09 April - Newt seen in pond.

16 April - Frogspawn seems to have vanished, can't see any taddies.

20 April - Newt by Torchlight!

24 April - Young newt by Torchlight!