Toad pond and Garden Bioblitz
Many people have got on board with the 30 Days wild in June with the The Wildlife Trusts, most of you who read this blog are taking part, but I think we as a group of blogger's do something wild for nature most days, every day not just for June.
Some will be blogging every day and some have even set up a separate blog to log they activities, if you are stuck for ideas have a look at Louise's post, full of wonderful ideas.
I have decided to use the month of June to do a little extra than I normally would do and will just tag my post with "30 Days Wild"
With one plastic tub, a hole dug and some water plants from the garden centre a small Toad pond was created for very little money, the stones round the edge were salvaged from a lane were they had been dumped. A few bottles of pond water were brought home to keep the plants happy till the rain fills up the rest, at the back of the pond two broken pipes were half buried in to the gravel. Just last week I could hear frogs/Toads croaking at the bottom of the garden. My wind mill lights up on a night so it's all looking rather sweet.
To learn more about ponds and fresh water habitats have a look here.
Freshwater habitats Trust
30-31st of May saw me doing the Garden BioBlitz, think this the third time I've done it.
It is now finished for this year, but you could do it part of your 30 days wild
It's a list of all the wildlife you can find in your garden over a 24 hour period. Don't worry, you don't need to Blitz for 24 hours non-stop (or have any special wildlife skills) - this isn't an endurance challenge, just some wildlife fun! - (link)
The numbers have been down for just about everything I've recorded, the weather did not help so only a few bees were spotted not even my Mason bees were out sunning on the wall, some of the "weeds" were not in flower so a little hard to ID.
So the count came to about 43 for the two days, last year was well over 60
Here are some highlight from the day.
they were in three different colours.