Category: Nature & Wildlife

Tip for Breeding Fish

Breeding fish in a garden pond, normally this is something that if you let nature take its course the fish will breed given the right conditions. The fish will normally breed in early spring...

About Duckweed

One question I get asked by new customers is about duckweed. Duckweed (Lemna minuta) can completely cover extensive areas of your pond mainly if it is still or slow-moving water. Duckweed grow best in...

Quick Walk Around Hayhead Wood Nature Reserve – Aldridge

We decided to take the dog for a walk around Hayhead Wood nature reserve in Aldridge. The nature reserve is off the A454 Aldridge Road and is set in 17 acres. The reserve has a mixture of woodland, wetland and grassland habitats. The now nature’s reserve was originally part of the hay head work which mined limestone,

Wasp Macro – Photo Blog

Just looking outside the other day while doing some work sitting outside, noticed this wasp on one of our garden ornaments. So I quickly grabbed the camera and got a few shots, it wasn’t...

Conkers Outdoor Play Visit

We went to Conkers a outdoor adventure attraction on bank holiday Monday. It is described as “enter a world of adventure & discovery at the heart of the national forest” Conkers is in Moira,...

Shugborough Hall and Estate

We recently went to Shugborough estate, as we are national trust members you get admission cheaper for the whole property even though is part a national trust property, this is because of a lease...

Hedgehog Out In Daytime

About mid October we found a hedgehog out in the day, we thought we had done the right thing, but we then found out we should have done things a bit different here is...

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Last year while on holiday on the last day of our holiday we went to Lakeland Wildlife Oasis , entrance prices are Adult £8.95 Child (aged 3-15) £5.95, Senior, £6.95 Family (2+2) £24.95 Children under...

Lakes Aquarium Cumbria

We Recently went on a trip to thel Lakes Auarium which is near Ulverston in Cumbria. Price wise for just the aquarium was £6.86 adults, £4.57 Children or Family Ticket £26.360 (2 adults +...