Day 11 of #30DaysWild.
I had to work on my computer all day. Sigh. But I popped out to the garden every hour to make wild discoveries.
Discovery number 1.
I am clearly overfeeding the birds as they haven’t helped themselves to the strawberries dotted around the garden. This is backed up by the copious amount of seed on the lawn that they’re too lazy or fussy to eat.
Discovery number 2.
Rocket seeds germinate far faster than basil or coriander. Maybe that’s why it’s named rocket!
Discovery number 3.
Mint overrides the bitterness of feverfew.
Discovery number 4.
Fungi grow in the night. This wee fella was not on my lawn yesterday.
Discovery number 5.
Having ecstatically watched a Jay land and feed on the bird table two days ago, I can now hope that it wasn’t just a one-off. I’ve heard them call from nearby occasionally throughout the day. According to the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology), some Jays will take from a bird table if they have chicks nearby. There are no woodlands real close, but there is one glorious major oak.
Discovery number 6.
It’s a blooming good year for Leafhoppers. Have you noticed an over abundance of Cuckoo spit? Within that ‘spit’ is a clutch of teeny eggs or baby Leafhoppers.
Yes, they’re plant eaters/sap suckers. But gardeners be aware – some species also eat aphids. Globally there are over 20,000 species of Leafhopper. So I’m afraid I couldn’t possibly tell you which ones to cherish. So you’ll just have to cherish them all!