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Pond Life

I have a clear winner this week for my nature highlight after I spotted my first frog in the garden pond. Here it is. Already excited, I then saw, a couple of days later, a second, so there are at least two frogs. When I created the pond I had high hopes of attracting frogs,Continue reading “Pond Life”

The Swifts are Back

The major event of Spring has finally arrived for me as yesterday the Swifts have returned here to Paris. The exact date of my first sighting this year of a group above the house was the 7th May, at least a couple of weeks later than last year. I was beginning to get a bitContinue reading “The Swifts are Back”

The Hedgehog and the Egg

I’m now frequently leaving out an egg for the fox and last night another of my garden visitors had a really good try to take it. So as a follow-up to the recent post ‘The Fox and the Egg’, I give you ‘The Hedgehog and the Egg’. A spoiler. The egg wins.


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Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 2nd – 8th May this year and it aims to raise the profile of the Britain’s only spiny mammal. This year the Hedgehog preservation society is asking people create their very own hedgehog haven! Gardens are a stronghold for hedgehogs, and we can make their lives so much easier…


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Hi, I’m James. The proud owner of a small suburban garden on the outskirts of Paris. I’ve created this blog to record the natural activity in my garden and to see if I can increase it by making some nature friendly improvements. Living in France but blogging in English, please don’t hesitate to contact me in either Engish or French.

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