2013 – The year in focus

In comparison to  the relentlessly wet weather throughout 2012, the relatively drier and warmer weather during 2013  had been considerably better for the Wildlife Garden Balcony and the creatures it supports.  You may… Continue reading

…..and then there were two

In my last post I was really pleased to report that my balcony birdcam had finally captured some images of  a visiting bird (a solitary great tit) following a “drought” of photos during the… Continue reading

A great tit comes for brunch

As mentioned in my previous post, throughout April and May of 2012  my  bird cam recorded a fair few birds visiting the balcony feeder on an almost daily basis but didn’t record any… Continue reading

2012. The year in focus.

I honestly can’t  remember such a long and relentlessly wet spring and summer as I have experienced this year. Unfortunately, the relentless rain meant that I spent considerably less time out on my… Continue reading

Common Earwig (forficula auricularia)

Whilst it’s great to see a diverse range of bees, hoverflies and butterflies visiting my “wildlife garden balcony”, it’s also great to spot an insect visitor which I’ve never seen there before. This… Continue reading

The Dustbin Lid Meadow

What’s green, circular, covered in bees and “pings” if you flick it? A dustbin lid meadow of course! Wildflower Meadows are some of the best wildlife habitats we have , supporting countless bees, butterflies… Continue reading

Watch the Birdie!

An important goal for me when originally setting up the Wildlife Garden Balcony was to try and attract and support some of our numerous  feathered friends  and knew that if I wanted to… Continue reading

A Spluttering Spring…..

In the autumn, last year, I’d introduced a number of spring flowering bulbs to the balcony to help provide nectar and pollen for insects emerging from their long winter slumbers. In February the… Continue reading

The City Planter article