…. but the sun always shines when the Kaimhill kids come calling.
Thanks go to Phil (Plot 35), Sonya (Plot 97B) and John (Plot 50) for prompting this post and the photos.
It was good to be reminded this week that Garthdee Field is such a great, natural green space for wildlife as well as growing.
Sonya sent me these photos taken by her granddaughter, Erica.
Erica took these pictures as part of a nature project she has been doing.
Earlier in the week, John alerted Stuart and me to a bee swarm he had seen and he managed to track and find it.
John told us that such swarms of bees are natural at this time of year as a new Queen seeks to set up a new colony.
Phil spotted these caterpillars near his plot.
Phil reminds us that we ought not to chop down all the nettles we find on site as they are a preferred habitat for a number of species like Red Admirals. Small Tortoishells, Peacock, Comma and Painted Ladies. We plant things to feed the butterflies but often forget the food their caterpillars need.
It’s great to get these photos and stories. Please keep them coming.
Orchard Brae is a new school and nursery in Aberdeen, designed especially for pupils with additional support needs.
Today we got a squad in place to make a start. The re-seeding of the grassy areas in the playground was identified as a priority.
We had a good day, in great company, but in the heat, it was pretty hard going. We are going to have to make at least one return visit. If you could spare a couple of hours to help out over the next few weeks, please see Stuart or me.
Thanks to Mike and Gordon, and especially Ron, who came along at short notice to lend a hand.