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  • Blog Post: Autumnal daisies

    Good afternoon everyone. Here's a delightful early autumn update of Saltholme's wildlife garden from Peter Langham, one of the reserve's garden volunteers: Summer is at an end, but the wildlife garden still has lots to offer. We have had very difficult weather conditions since it was...
  • Blog Post: We want to see more butterflies

    Hi, But it is not going to be that simple, or quick. As you can see we have started clearing weeds from an area between the Visitor Centre and the Wildlife Garden where you will find this sign. Then we are going to plant nectar rich wild flowers, many of which we have on the reserve but some...
  • Blog Post: Butterflies galore

    Hi everyone, Just spotted this picture of a beautiful peacock butterfly on Saltholme's facebook page . It was taken by Louise Gibbon. I keep saying it, but I'll say it again ... now is a wonderful time for butterflies at Saltholme. But be quick - once they've laid their eggs, they'll...
  • Blog Post: Spring sun at last

    Hi, A few days of sun and what a difference - now the grass needs cutting. This is for practical reasons in the playground and car park, but even here we leave the grass long enough to let the wild flowers grow and these will provide nectar for the bees. This year has seen a lot of interest on TV...
  • Blog Post: Bee friendly gardening

    Hi, Unsure about choosing the right plants to get a garden that's brimming with bees? This year, if you look at the bulbs in the garden centres you'll see a cheerful bee logo on some packets. With the backing of gardening and wildlife organisations, the Bee Friendly logo - and some other similar...
  • Blog Post: At last, butterflies

    In his last blog, September Predictions, Adam was expecting Red Admiral butterflies in the Wildlife Garden. Today the sun shone and the butterflies were out, but the best view of them was on the Buddleia by the entrance to the Visitor Centre. This bush is great for providing nectar in late summer...
  • Blog Post: Basking in September sunshine

    Hi, We all like the sunshine, and in the Wildlife Garden the butterflies are making the most of it. They really like the Sedum flowers which we grow for the bright colour - it will still look good with the Autumn leaves - but for them it is just a food stop, a very good food stop. And basking...
  • Blog Post: Half-term wild guiding!

    We have the Jubilee celebrations this weekend with the half-term week following, so I'd like to take the opportunity to tell families what activities and events we have prepared here at Saltholme! The discovery zone is bursting into life thanks to the glorious weather we have all been enjoying...
  • Blog Post: Nothing to do with kettles

    Hi everyone, That's copper kettles, by the way. On Saturday morning, I was wowed by my favourite butterfly - the small copper. This is the first one that I've seen this year at Saltholme. I took this very grainy photo on my phone. The spell of warm weather has been brilliant for butterflies...
  • Blog Post: One man went to mow ...

    Hi everyone, If mowing the lawn is a nightmare, spare a thought for Dan (and our other volunteers). They've been spending hours mowing the new meadow path at Saltholme. New meadow path? If you've not been down the 'short cut' yet, then what's kept you? The new path runs...
  • Blog Post: Butterfly update

    In his last two blogs Josh has talked about butterflies. At last the adults are emerging and Josh captured this Peacock butterfly this morning. In good weather adult butterfies will be seen easily in the Wildlife Garden and the Butterfy area just outside the garden gates. We were again removing...