BioBlitz finds hummingbirds at Logan

BioBlitz finds hummingbirds at Logan

Well alright not real hummingbirds. The closest thing we have in Britain is the equally spectacular humming-bird hawk-moth. This extraordinary day-flying moth put in an appearance in the middle of the recent BioBlitz at Logan and confirmed the moths as a real highlight of the event. A BioBlitz aims to record as many species in [...]

September 2014 Garden Wildlife Report

September 2014 Garden Wildlife Report

Moth fly, Pericoma fuliginosa September 2014 was mostly dry and warm but there was a week-long period in the middle of the month when it was very damp, dull and misty. Six more species were added to the Garden’s list during the month, bringing it up from 721 to 727. Four of them were flies, [...]

Magical Autumnal Mandala Images

Magical Autumnal Mandala Images

Just like last year I missed the construction of the mandala which makes it even more magical to stumble on. It was constructed on Monday and these photos were taken on Thursday as it is just starting to show its ephemeral nature. It is one of those garden features that really makes me happy. Many [...]

Really Wild Veg - soil sampling

Really Wild Veg – soil sampling

The Really Wild Veg project growing trials have been looking at how plants have been changed by domestication by growing crop wild relatives alongside domesticated equivalents. Comparing the nutritional qualities of these plants is something that has been carried out by the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health to explore whether the concentration of chemicals [...]