I have been very privileged in that I have lived in many places around the world, almost always with a garden or nearby green space. And I have enjoyed watching beautiful and/or funny birds in all of them. From gregarious gold finches and cute tits in Europe, bright red cardinals and aggressive hummingbirds in north…
Tag: Nature Gardening
Invite Hedgehogs Into Your Garden
Tomorrow, 02.02. is Hedgehog Day! So lets celebrate and make life nicer for them. What About Hedgehogs? Hedgehogs are small mammals with short little legs, cute, wet noses, beady eyes, tiny little sharp teeth, and a back covered in spines which they can curl up into for protection, kind of like a draw string bag….
Nature Care Challenge | October 2021: Make a Shelter for Small Animals.
Here in Europe, winter is sending polite little reminders of it coming to see us soon-ish. The trees are still green but the nights are getting pretty cold already. Soon the leaves will be falling and covering everything, protecting the micro life below from the harshest frost (Little nudge not to rake leaves unless necessary)….
Nature Care Challenge | March 2021: Guerilla Gardening
The pandemic is still here! Depending where you live, you might not be able to anything really. Here in Germany, the sun suddenly came out and declared springtime. Everyone is out and taking walks. They pass by my mothers garden, which is now again filled with crocusses, snowdrops and “winterlings” as they are called in…
It’s springtime! The first flowers are popping up in the garden spreading happiness and in me a prehistoric feeling of hope and reawakening. Our garden has erupted into a delicate firework of white snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), purple crocuses (Crocus vernus sp.) and yellow winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis). It is even warm enough for the first…