I really can't believe that it was the end of February when I wrote my last post! The British seasons really are upside down with not only the wettest winter on record but now the coldest Spring on record also!
This Topsy-turvy weather is annoying for us gardeners but more importantly a matter of life and death for our visiting wildlife. There have been terrible stories in the news recently of birds that just haven't found enough food and have basically starved to death or just not had the necessary reserves to make not through the cold periods. This really does make all of our gardens a haven and in many cases a necessity for all types of wildlife. Locally badgers have struggled for food and on the frosty and freezing nights back in April we had a big badger that came into the garden every single night and literally spent hours picking through the seed that had been spilled by the birds from the feeders. I think the willingness to search for scraps showed how desperate things were for them. On the plus side it gave us great views of a badger close up and allowed for a bit of fun with an on-line live badger watch! you can check that out on my other blog here.. http://higgysnorthsomersetwildlifeadventures.blogspot.co.uk/