30 Mar 2016

Woody, Waxwings & Anconites

Local woodpecker and waxwings at the bird feeder

Now that most of the snow has gone the winter anconites are blooming.

20 Feb 2016

16 Feb 2016

Animal attack

Disturbed and eaten auriculas
Some form of animal, presumably a rodent, has been digging around and in the aricula pots in the greenhouse. It has dug and eaten entire plants; this is the first time I have had such a problem in over 17 years. I have set out mouse traps and caught a small mouse, but the traps are now ignored and more plants have been eaten, some 30 auriculas in all. So the hunt continues for the culprit.
Nothing left of this auricula