I’m sorry for the lack of updates and let’s hope it’s not writers block or bloggers block, ha ha. One thing that has been pre-occupying me and my family, is the removal of an old garden shed and the general tidying up associated with this task. However, whilst this was being undertaken, during the last couple of weeks, we have made some interesting animal discoveries in the garden.
Firstly, a Smooth Newt was uncovered from the base of where the orignal shed was situated. Not, a total surprise to us, as others had been seen in the neighbourhood, over the years. Other more usual finds, were ladybirds, in the form of 10 spot Ladybirds, centipedes and also, millipedes. Flying about the vicinity on the warmer days, were Peacock (Inachis io) and Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) butterflies. Also, as an aside, we had a rumble of Thunder in the late evening of the 26th October. The Thunder days count, is down from the average of 10 or so, which we witness during most years. So, as you can see weather wise, it’s not always straightforward seasonal changes.