Tuesday, February 20, 2018

20 Dec

What Wildlife to Expect this Month…

Keep a look out for these wonderful garden creatures this month and try not to disturb them from their slumber!

16 – Spot Ladybirds…

Look out for 16 spot lady birds this time of year. They usually gather in packs of 20 to 60 and are beige in colouring with black spots. You’ll find these ladybirds in gorse, plant litter, on fence posts and stone walls.

Grey Squirrels…

We don’t have Grey Squirrels here in Jersey but many of you may live in the mainland where grey squirrels are taking over the red squirrel population. This isn’t due the grey squirrels being aggressive, they are simply bigger and better at feeding from the ground. This time of year you’ll see them making irregular forays for food from their nests.

Song Thrushes

One bird facing winter will be the beautiful Song Thrush. Help your garden birds by keeping food and water topped up throughout the cold weather.

Hibernating Frogs

Pile up some logs or stones to create the perfect habitat for common frogs. Try to not move their hide-out til spring as you don’t want to disturb them.

Hedgehogs…

Hedgehogs have been slowly declining in the last decade. If you see a hedgehog this time of year it’s either too small to hibernate or has woken up early. On warm days hedgehogs might wake early, or be disturbed by our gardening activities. Try to leave clearing any leaf or log piles until spring.


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