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Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:39 pm

Hi. Having for a long time been a keen nature enthusiast and a poor gardener, the wildlife in our garden has benefited from our organic (lazy) approach to tidying up. The other half and I have taken so many photos of what we've found amongst the weeds, that we thought we'd share some of them - the Too Lazy To Weed blog was born! So if you're interested in the wildlife that a very ordinary (but scruffy) suburban garden can attract, please have a look at the blog - http://toolazytoweed.uk/

Thanks for reading.
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:17 pm

Excitement in the Too Lazy to Weed garden this week as we tried out our new trail camera. Initial results have been mixed (putting it kindly) and I don't think the Winterwatch producers need fear the competition just yet!

So if anyone has any tips on using these cameras, they would be most gratefully received. But in the meantime, here's the latest update: http://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/02/05/new-toy/

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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:38 pm

My attempts to master the new trail camera continue with again mixed results. Read all about the Trails and Tribulations (sorry for awful pun!) in the latest blog post:

http://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/02/07/trai ... bulations/

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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:34 pm

As with the last couple of blog posts, I've been trying out the new trail camera - this time trying to get some nocturnal footage in the garden. I'd probably do better to blog about "what not to do" when filming, but did eventually manage to get a couple of brief films. Sadly our garden doesn't run to badgers or deer, but we do have plenty of mice!

http://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/02/13/after-dark/

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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:02 pm

Attention turned from the trail cam back to the moth trap this weekend, although there were slim pickings - only 2 moths from 2 nights trapping. But both species (Common Quaker and Dotted Border) were interesting in their own way. Hopefully moth numbers will pick up soon in time for the start of the Garden Moth Scheme.

http://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/02/16/a-do ... a-puritan/

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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:19 pm

I've been bribing the mice in the garage this week with apples and cake in the hope of getting better trail camera footage. It's certainly improved the content of the videos, as the mouse activity got a bit more varied, even if it didn't improve the quality of the film itself - my fault there not the mice!

http://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/02/20/of-mice-and-apples/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby greyfeather » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:55 pm

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through your blog this afternoon. Oh how I wish I had a garden to create my own little wildlife haven...

(Fantastic Sparrowhawk photo by the way!)
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:07 pm

Hi Greyfeather.
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm always thrilled to hear someone's reading it - even better when they enjoy it! The sparrowhawk photo was a complete fluke - never expected one to land right in front of the living room window like that - don't suppose we'll ever get a shot like that again!
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:58 pm

Woman versus trail camera continues and I think I may finally be winning! I have at last managed to get some more or less in-focus photos and video clips of the garden birds and the garage mice. Just seeing the Long-tailed tits up close makes all the efforts worthwhile and now can't wait to see what spring brings to our garden. Hopefully by then the in-focus shots will have become the norm rather than the exception!
http://toolazytoweed.uk/2016/02/24/birds-in-focus/
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Re: Too Lazy To Weed

Postby toolazytoweed » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:02 pm

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/

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