Wildlife in my garden

Miranda Hodgson blogs on the wildlife discoveries she makes in her Oxfordshire garden.

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  • Providing for moths and flying insects

    By Miranda Hodgson
    A moth-attracting plant proves interesting while bees and wasps prefer dirty water

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  • The surprising secrets of pears and ...

    By Miranda Hodgson
    A genus-jumping, horny orange fungus plagues a pear tree; dealing with the creepy-crawlies ...

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  • Bringing in the bees

    By Miranda Hodgson
    The air is alive with the sound of bees as new swarms settle in the garden

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  • A promise to my neighbours

    By Miranda Hodgson
    Wildlife are our neighbours, it would be better for all to treat them as such

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  • Birds causing a headache at nesting time

    By Miranda Hodgson
    The robins have disappeared and a duck nested in the middle of our work space. That's ...

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  • The robin's bad leg and other ...

    By Miranda Hodgson
    The robin's mate has had a bad leg and the jackdaws have discovered a wool stash

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  • 'Soil My Undies' challenge - ...

    By Miranda Hodgson
    Last autumn I carried out an exercise to test the level of soil biology by burying some cotton ...

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  • Frogs on the march as spring arrives

    By Miranda Hodgson
    A lost frog, busy bees and hungry birds mean plenty of wildlife activity as spring makes its ...

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  • Eco-worrier? There are things you can do

    By Miranda Hodgson
    When the state of the world feels daunting, concentrating on what you can directly control can ...

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  • A job for the bird counters

    By Miranda Hodgson
    By counting wild birds, we gain information about how different species are faring

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  • The robin that came for lunch

    By Miranda Hodgson
    By sharing food with a robin, we enticed it to eat with us at lunchtime

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  • 'Must try harder!'

    By Miranda Hodgson
    Our wildlife is in a parlous state and there is work to be done

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