Nurturing Nature Wildlife Gardening Talks list Risley Moss 2017

16.03.2017 Gardening For Wildlife

Wildlife gardening talks/presentations Risley Moss Please do come along and help raise funds for the Risley Moss Green Safari, details below. I’m sure there is something here that will interest you.   Next talk 1st April

Grow Wild Network Day: Prestatyn Sat 8th April 2017 with Nurturing Nature presentation

15.03.2017 Gardening For Wildlife

Nurturing Nature speaking at Grow Wild Network Day: Prestatyn Sat 8th April 2017 I am really looking forward to this event and talking about Wildlife Gardening for a change! Although bees will buzz into the presentation no doubt! This is a free talk with events starting at 0.9.45. Come along and enjoy what looks like […]

Tired Tree bumblebee queen B. hypnorum glad of a drink video

11.03.2017 A selection of my garden wildlife videos

Tree bumblebee queen gets just the right tonic! I was just leaving today to go to give a garden bumblebee talk at Risley Moss when I saw this exhausted queen Bombus hypnorum right on my drive. This time of the year I have a bag of fructose handy for this very reason. 50/50 dissolved in […]

Bee Summit Liverpool Guild of Students Nurturing Nature presentation

07.03.2017 Gardening For Wildlife

Bee Summit Liverpool Guild of Students Bee Keeping Society Join us for a day of activities to show you just how important bees are in our environment. We have workshops like bee identification and bee friendly seed bombing during the day and talks during the evening in the Mandela Room! The schedule for the talks […]

Garden Bumblebee talk Risley Moss 11-12.30pm March 11th 2017

06.03.2017 Bumblebee pests, enemies, etc.

Bumblebee presentation with short videos Weather and time permitting we may go on a walk to see if we can observe any queen bumblebees searching for suitable nest sites. Monies donated to Risley Moss Green Safari Day, Warrington. There are a range of wildlife gardening talks and films over the next few months. Contact Risley […]

Melittobia acasta battlefield inside a leafcutter bee cocoon video

26.02.2017 A selection of my garden wildlife videos

A war zone inside a leafcutter bee cocoon After coming across Monodontomerus wasps and then Pteromalus wasps, my next customer to film was this minute chalcid wasp Melittobia acastsa. It is not fussy which bee it targets. In fact it targets several species of bees and even wasps, flies and in the labs of researchers, […]

Spider with eggs inside solitary bee nest box video

24.02.2017 A selection of my garden wildlife videos

Spider with eggs inside solitary bee nest box video Spiders and other creature use solitary bee nest boxes overwinter. This female had her eggs inside and was watching over them. This is just one example of why you should have a solitary bee nest box that you can access for cleaning and see what is inside before […]

Bumblebee queen nest searching and recommended flowers film

14.02.2017 A selection of my garden wildlife videos

Bumblebee queens and their foraging plants Soon last years ‘new bumblebee queens’ will be emerging from hibernation, feeding up on pollen during the day and hiding from overnight frosts. Then healthy queens (as opposed to nematode infected ones) will shortly be looking for nesting sites. Single queens establish one nest, providing certain requirements are met. […]

Video Organic Raised No Dig Beds Hugelkultur style improves soil

13.02.2017 A selection of my garden wildlife videos

The magic of woodchips and earthworms in your vegetable beds I was prompted to write this article as I have so much information, experiences and photographs, just sitting on my Mac not being of use to anyone! Then I saw this Tweet and read “Agroforestry and using woodchip to improve soil health” in late October […]

BTO Garden BirdWatchers find Hedgehogs active in December 2016

25.01.2017 Gardening For Wildlife

Why are you still awake? Rise in Hedgehog sightings due to late start to winter. Active Hedgehogs were being seen in gardens well into December, according to reports from the British Trust for Ornithology’s weekly Garden BirdWatch (BTO GBW) scheme. Volunteer Garden BirdWatchers reported more Hedgehogs in November and December than in previous years. Before […]