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The rudbeckia is looking vibrant this autumn. It’s a lovely splash of colour in an otherwise dying garden!
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#AlansBoringGarden #TheWaxPictureNature #rudbeckia #gardening #gardensofinstagram #gardensofengland #floralgarden #gardenflowers #gardenersofinstagram #yellowflowers #daisies
BADGER!!!
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I was just lying in bed when I heard some scratching and rustling. When I looked out of the window, I could see that our inconsiderate neighbour (NOT the garden in the photo) had left a rubbish bag in their drive rather than use the bin. The bag kept moving, and I thought it would be a fox or something.
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I was amazed when I saw this beautiful creature wander back onto the pavement! It walked to our gate, but couldn’t quite squeeze through the gap, so instead went to the garden of our other neighbour (who is lovely.)
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Boris the badger (for I have named him such) had a look to see if he could get into the wheelie bin! He was trying to climb up! Once he realised the attempt was futile, he wandered across the road and into another neighbours garden.
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We’ve never seen a badger around here, as we’re a bit far from the fields, so I’m absolutely thrilled about this! I’m even considering removing our gate to make it easier for Boris should he decide to return!
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Our first comma butterfly! I saw this from my office window, and instantly knew we’d not seen one in our garden before!
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I rushed downstairs and out through the door, only for the little bugger to fly away when I was about to take a photo.
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A few minutes later, and with me safely back in my office, it returned! My mad dash resumed and it flew off again! This time though, I sat out in the cold and waiting...
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It was five minutes before it returned to where it was feeding and getting some sun, but it once again flew away before I could get a photo! This time it didn’t leave the garden and I managed to get a quick snap of it on the hedge before it flew away.
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On my way back inside, it landed on our garden wall long enough for me to get a second photo!
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This is what my life is like when I see something new in our garden!
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Nighttime snail
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The views from my office for today!
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As beautiful as this seems, there’s a very upsetting reason that I’m here. The recent fire on The Roaches (which is still ongoing) has led the the road which goes around the area being closed for some time. Myself and another @staffswt volunteer were manning the closure at this point all day.
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It gave us an opportunity to explain to the people that we met why they should not be driving/cycling/walking through the area, and why it is still so incredibly dangerous.
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The peat moorland is still smouldering and flare-ups are still occurring. These can quickly develop into the kind of large scale wildfire we’ve already seen and which has caused so much heartbreaking devastation.
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It is likely that the area will remain closed over the coming bank holiday weekend. Please do not travel to the area as you will most likely be turned away, and unfortunately be disappointed. This is for your own safety, and to allow fast access for @staffsfire should an increase in presence be required.
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The moorland will recover, but it will be a long process and will require a lot of help.
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Remember, carelessness causes fires.
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#AlansBoringLife #RoachesFire #TheRoaches #wildfire #campire #carelessness #peatmoorland #heathermoorland #burningmoorland #fires #burning #flames #peakdistrictnationalpark
We love the sunflowers that have appeared at home!
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We’ve not down any of the seeds, so we think the picky sparrows have thrown them to the ground from the feeders!
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Yes! There’s a word for this wonderful smell! 😃💚
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#Repost @derbyshirewildlifetrust with @get_repost
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Did you know the pleasant smell that fills the air which accompanies the first rain after an extended period of warm, dry weather is called petrichor? 🌱 #learnsomethingeveryday #nature #fresh #amazing #green #botanical #petrichor 🌱
#Repost @alan_shenton with @get_repost
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I did a thing...!
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She said yes! (Obviously 😂)
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Nooooooo! I saw this starling egg under the trees at the back of my mother-in-laws garden. The birds were going crazy around it (crazier than normal for starlings). I rang the @rspb_love_nature wildlife team. The sad news is there’s nothing that can be done.
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The birds may have rejected it if they thought it wasn’t going to hatch, or it may have fallen out in which case it’s unlikely to hatch even if I found the nest and put the egg back 😢😢😢
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I’ve left it where it is, so at least the other birds will have a meal.
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There is a hatched egg nearby though and lots of starlings, so at least it’s only one bird. It’s little consolation though.
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Heartbreaking 😢
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Day 28 of #30DaysWild30: Hard landscaping in mother-in-law’s garden. A plan to make things better for her and the wildlife! The link is on my bio, or you can copy the URL below!
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https://www.thewaxpicture.com/2018/06/30-days-wild-day-28.html
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#AlansBoringLife #gardening #digging #lawn #grass #familygoals #landscaping #montherinlaw #garden #staywild #wildlife #gardenersofinstagram #instagramgardens #starling #sparrows #blackbirds
Day 27 of #30DaysWild: Cleaning the garden pond to remove the algae. It’s a slimy job but someone has to do it! Read about it by following the link in my bio or copy the URL below!
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https://www.thewaxpicture.com/2018/06/30-days-wild-day-27.html
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#staywild #AlansBoringGarden #frogs #TheWaxPictureNature #gardenpond #algae #slimy #pondsofinstagram #gardenersofinstagram
Day 26 of #30DaysWild: A short walk with a beautiful sunset to practise mindfulness. The link is on my bio or you can use the URL below. Have a read! 🙂💚
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https://www.thewaxpicture.com/2018/06/30-days-wild-day-26.html
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