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Wild Things!

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.

Photo Credit: Erica Berry

Photo Credit: Erica Berry

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.

Photo Credit: Stuart Oram

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.

Photo Credit: Phil Wilkie

Photo Credit: Phil Wilkie

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.

 

Sandy’s Birthday Day Two

It was a matter of have your cake and eat it over at Heather’s Plot today.

No sign of the champagne mind you! We are a very sober lot on Garthdee field apparently.  Mind, you listening to our singing maybe not.

Little beauty

I spotted this little beauty on one of my wanders around our site yesterday.

What a tonic!

Wagtail in Residence

Stuart spotted this Wagtail nest today in the line of containers by the Bothy

This sheltered, dry spot must have seemed very inviting in the days of a cold, late spring. The nest now has four eggs.

Unfortunately, now that this path is much busier than it was, the Wagtail is much more disturbed and we are worried that she may be neglecting her eggs, but we live in hope for happy hatchings.

More about Wagtails

Eyes in our Skies

You know the old adage that if you want something done with technology – find a five-year-old?  Well, it turns out that an eleven-year-old and her team can do even better.

Charlotte, Lewis and Amelia (Pilot)

For months now, we have wanted some aerial footage of our site.  Finally, last weekend, Phil on Plot 35 came to our aid, offering the services of his crack drone team.

So, for the first time, sit back, relax and enjoy these eyes in the skies over Garthdee Allotments.  Can you spot your own plot?

Formula 1 Skills

We had the pleasure of hosting Mrs Maclean’s Primary 3 today.

This is a bit trickier than it looked.

 

Getting my racing lines right now.

 

Cracked it!

 

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