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All Buzzing in the Wildlife Garden
Yesterday Lisa, garden volunteer, was working in the Wildlife Garden and captured these shots. As Lisa points out the Wildlife Garden is alive with bees, and with bees being in trouble it lightens the heart to see so many bumblers in one place. It is easy to make a difference in your own garden too...
12 Jun 2013
What's in a Name?
May flower, cuckooflower, lady's smock or Cardamine pratensis , whatever name you choose this is a wild flower for damp areas. This photo is from the bog garden part of our Wildlife Garden but there are also a few plants scattered over the reserve, and they should spread. It is now in full...
8 May 2013
Welly season madness: post half-term review/rest/recuperation
Phew! I'm still catching my breath after a busy half term week. I lost count at how many times I said the word 'welly' through the week, though I'm sure it went into the millions by Saturday :D Visitor numbers were pretty good throughout the week, more especially so at the start of...
26 Feb 2013
Not Long Till Spring
It may be snowing but the signs if spring are here. In the Wildlife Garden the first of the spring flowers are coming. Snowdrops , Cyclamen coum , and hellebores - Helleborus hybridus . With last winter being so dry, and the rest of the year so very wet I am pleased to see any flowers...
5 Feb 2013
Fog, Frost, but Still Open
Fog and frost all day but it has not stopped us working, and the reserve has been open. The Starlings seemed reluctant to leave for their feeding grounds this morning and settled in the bushes near the workshop, well seen from the car park. The frost made everything sparkle as can be seen from the...
13 Dec 2012
Saltholme wins the lottery!
We did it! Not only did we get to the final of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards: Education category, we won the top prize! Well done to all the other fantastic projects nominated for this award. We are proud to share the finalists stage with Plugged In Magazine and Jubilee Time After Time ...
7 Dec 2012
Toad in the Hole
The theme for the season is 'Time for Bed . Today we have started to work on the Wildlife Garden where some areas need attention to prepare for the winter sleep. We aim to do the minimum at this time of year to let wildlife have places to shelter over winter but some plants have outgrown their space...
6 Nov 2012
Weekend recap - hogitats and more!
Ok, I’ll hold my hands up, our simple hogitats weren’t nearly as aesthetically pleasing as the ones available in our shop (above), but they are effective :-) We enjoyed a fantastic weekend making hedgehog habitats; plenty of families turned up to take advantage of our Time For Bed family...
15 Oct 2012
Hibernation & hedgehogs
Yes that's a frog not a hedgehog, but our hibernation trail doesn't discriminate! We have information and picture cut-outs dotted around the discovery zone - did you know that pond skaters hibernate? This weekend we continue our 'Time for Bed' theme, and in addition to our hibernation...
12 Oct 2012
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