Too Lazy To Weed

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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:09 pm

Out and About at the weekend - butterfly spotting again. This time at Grafton Wood in Worcestershire. We went looking for Brown Hairstreak, but instead saw loads of other butterfly species, plus several dragonflies. Better luck next time with the Hairstreaks! Lots of photos on latest blog:
https://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/08/14/out ... fton-wood/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:03 pm

The moth trap this week has produced all sorts of insects besides the expected moths. Latest blog post on the Harlequin Ladybirds and Leafhoppers that turned up instead.
https://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/08/27/har ... d-hoppers/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:42 pm

Autumn feels like it's well and truly on the way in the garden - hedgehogs fattening themselves up, apples and blackberries, mushrooms and mincemeat - all in the latest blog:
https://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/09/04/mel ... itfulness/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:29 am

As summer winds down I thought I'd review all the butterflies we've seen on our mission to "bag" as many of the British ones as possible. So I've added a new page to the blog with photos of the 38 species we've seen to date - all in our local patch of the West Midlands. Hopefully next year we'll be able to add a few more to the list. It brought back a lot of happy memories sorting through the photos - Britain really has some very beautiful butterflies!
https://toolazytoweed.uk/british-butterflies/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:04 am

Baby hedgehog that we rescued back in July, now released back into the Too Lazy garden after being cared for over the summer by Malvern Hedgehog Rescue. A happy ending! Photos & videos on latest blog:
https://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/09/14/hed ... omes-home/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:48 am

A trip to Slimbridge WWT this week - always an inspirational place to visit. Stunning selection of birds there as always and wonderful to see a couple of the Great Cranes that have been reintroduced to the UK. All on latest blog:
https://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/09/17/in-the-pink/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:36 pm

More mothy news - finally reached the 200th moth species for the year in the Too Lazy garden with a Blair's Shoulder Knot. Really pleased to have reached this milestone number for the year and it's still only September! Lots of mothy photos on latest blog post:
https://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/09/21/mot ... e-century/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby Isabelle Ball » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:34 am

toolazytoweed wrote:Getting geared up for the start of the Garden Moth Scheme next week, so dusted off the moth trap at the weekend for a dry run. Delighted with 7 moths of 4 species - it may not sound much, but it's more moths than I've had all year! More info and some mothy pics on the latest blog post:
http://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/02/28/moth-count-down/
Thanks for reading.


As for me, great article!
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:23 pm

I've been staking out the ivy this weekend in the hope of spotting Ivy Bees - and success!! Thrilled to see this new species of bee in our garden, plus lots of other insect activity - all in the latest blog post:

https://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/09/24/ivy-stakeout/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:52 pm

More hedgehoggy updates from our garden in the latest blog. Our rescue hedgehog is doing well and busy "self-anointing" (much to the annoyance of the adult hog). We've also got a new hedgehog box ready for the winter, which they've already been checking out. Lots of video clips from the trail cam on the latest blog:
https://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/09/28/hed ... anointing/
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