Monthly Archives: February 2015

Green Woodpecker – video

Sue Marshall recently filmed a Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) on the lawn near her house in Bramcote….

It’s a nice clip of the impressive bird displaying a very characteristic behaviour – digging in the turf for ants.  Thanks to Sue for sending in the video.



Bulwell Beasty Hotel

I’ve admired simple pallet-based “invertebrate hotels” at a couple of locations before.   Here’s another – albeit in need of some renovation – at the excellent Bulwell Forest Community Garden :


As ever, it’s good to see space being made for enhancing habitat for invertebrates.

Long-Tailed Tits

Another fine photo from Nic Cairns – this time a great image of some Long-Tailed Tits (Aegithalos caudatus) enjoying a bird-feeder in a garden in St.Ann’s…..


Feeding birds can make a real difference to the success of garden birds in winter, and is a great way to attract birds to your garden.  There are some good sources of advice on feeding HERE and HERE.



One of the earliest harbingers of spring….


Thanks to Nic Cairns for the photo, taken at Ecoworks Community Garden.