Many of the plants in our wild garden, created 2 years ago with the help of George Millins, have now finished flowering. However in recent weeks the warmer weather has led to a marked increase in insects, bees and butterflies. This is encouraging because in the early summer the lack of activity was concerning. The pond continues to host a lot of dragonflies and other flying things, and this year for the first time we have some frogs.
In previous years duck have eaten the frogspawn, but it seems that the arrival of a pair of ferociously territorial moorhens in the spring seems to have seen ‘ducklife’ off this year.
I have received a copy of the first edition of a local newsletter, Suffolk Wildlife News, which seeks to draw together the activities of ecological groups in the Sudbury area. It has been created by Nick Miller of Bures, who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. Nick would like to hear from any groups that would like to be included and also anyone who would like to receive the newsletter on a regular basis.
I have put the newsletter under a tab above for a limited period.