Tag Archive: Ladybirds

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

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

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

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

March of the Harlequins

This is the larvae of the Harlequin Ladybird which can be seen feasting on aphids on my balcony’s hop plant. Although Harlequins closely resemble our own native Ladybirds they are  actually introductions from… Continue reading