Category Archives: Auchenstroan Wildlife

Weather and Frogs

Well, what can I say - February had some unusually warm weather with bright, warm sunny days. It was lovely, even if it was a sign of underlying climate change. We took full advantage including getting in some early seed sowing. We now have brassicas and turnips germinating in the greenhouse. This is helped by…
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Birds feeding time

I have always been one for feeding the birds.  I really enjoy watching them tucking in, feasting, squabbling, all the usual behaviours.  I try hard to cater for the various types of birds, some are happy on feeders, some like the table and some prefer to be on the ground. And different birds have their…
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Wildlife in the summer sun

Running our wee patch organically, we get some pretty good wildlife.  The swallows are back, albeit a little late, but are back nesting in both our large shed and our smaller open garage.  In the latter, the nest is just above head height.  If you look closely at the picture above, you can see four…
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Hedgehog takes over Shed

We had been allowing our hay to dry out and so had moved the farm equipment out of the shed to give us extra space.  Having dried out, I stored it all away over the weekend. Now, we have spotted on a fairly regular basis a young hedgehog wandering around during the day.  It seems…
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Busy Summer

The sun is shining today, though there are plenty clouds around.  One of the things we have found here is that the weather is pretty variable and the forecasts also vary day to day.  This makes haymaking something of a lottery. [caption id="attachment_2800" align="alignright" width="150"] hay drying[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2801" align="alignleft" width="150"] hay shed[/caption] The day…
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Wildlife at Auchenstroan

One of the things we have noticed is just how much wildlife we have around here compared to Somerset.  Perhaps that's because it's a bit wilder here, perhaps it's because we have a lot of habitat for them here.  There are certainly more trees here.  Who knows? The most noticeable difference is hedgehogs.  We have…
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