Welcome to my nature blog. We live in a village in the Norfolk countryside and have a very overgrown unkempt garden that is proving very popular with wildlife.
I’ve started this separate blog to share our visitors with you.
Two different deer species are regular visitors to the garden,
The roe deer visited during the really hot spell, they probably know there is always water available. We had a female with 2 fawns and a week or so later the stag was at the water bowl.
Muntjacs are regular visitors. The females give birth to single young which sadly means the babies have no playmates. This summer we were lucky enough to have two female bring their fawns which meant they had a playmate. Dad's also in attendance.
It's been a fantastic year for insects including a few species we've never seen before.
A little leaf cutter bee started to make a nest in some of my pots of herbs. Not a huge problem but I've got 3 pots labelled "do not move or sell". To solve the problem, I bought a solitary bee "hotel" and I'm delighted to say that the two leaf cutter bees have laid eggs in the hotel. As it was late in the summer We've only got 4 holes filled but these will be protected from birds over the winter and hopefully new bees will emerge in the spring.
Pollinators on a very wild herb plot of pot marjoram, fennel, oregano, angelica, st. John's wort, lovage, mint and viper's bugloss.