Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Wildlife tracks and signs

by Christine Hanrahan Red fox tracks across the frozen pond Identifying tracks is a good way to discover who is living in a particular woodland, field, or along a water body. Tracks in mud, sand, and snow also tell stories. You can see where animals, and sometimes birds, have interacted, perhaps to the [...]

2018-01-26T17:57:42+00:00 December 21st, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

A wild banquet for birds and mammals

by Christine Hanrahan American Goldfinch eating prickly lettuce seeds A well stocked wild banquet for wildlife can be found in woods and meadows, roadsides and shorelines, gardens and parklands, in fact, wherever plants grow. Of course, there is more to the diet of many birds and animals than plant-based foods, but that is [...]

2018-01-26T17:56:01+00:00 December 10th, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

FWG has amazing volunteers (but, of course, we already knew that!)

FWG volunteers are amazing people who are dedicated to creating wildlife habitat and beauty not because they feel like they ought to , but as they genuinely enjoy mucking about! Isabelle always says how much she loves the BYG! At this year's volunteer potluck, Isabelle was recognised with our Annual Volunteer Award. Isabelle is the Habitat [...]

2018-01-02T18:04:11+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Discovering plant galls formed by insects

by Christine Hanrahan Gall: “An abnormal growth of plant tissue produced by a stimulus external to the plant itself.”  - S.W. Frost in Insect Life Galls are common formations on plants, usually caused by insects (but sometimes by a fungus or some other non-insect life form). Galls can form on roots, stems and twigs, leaves, [...]

2018-01-26T17:53:34+00:00 December 1st, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|