Wildlife & Garden 野生動植物和花園
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Thank you to Barbara Chapman and Martin Singleton for assisting with some names and descriptions of the following. Click to enlarge
In Nature, if we look carefully, we'll see beauty in many little plants hidden here and there 在大自然見到的野花野草，小心觀之，各有其美:
Apologies that some of these photos are a bit blurry, I was sinking in mud at the time!
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When the term wildlife is mentioned one will immediately have the impression of safari and David Attenborough, which require lots of resources and physical effort! However, people who have limited resources or poor physical health can still appreciate wildlife within their limitations. Below have captured what I saw when I go for slow walks nearby and when wildlife visits my garden in short video clips and photos. The two short videos below are of bumble bees and birds at Wat Tyler Country Park:
Update: I find it very difficult to capture birds using my iPhone - they are too fast! Here are some in slow motion.
In the UK grey squirrels are looked upon as an invasive species while the red squirrels are much loved. I have not seen a red one but have seen loads of greys, though they can be aggressive, this one in my garden appears quite cute!
Whenever I have no energy to do any gardening, which is often, seeds carried by the wind grow happily giving my garden a wild look inviting many wild creatures. I particularly like wild poppies, some red and some yellow. Whenever I tried to plant them at a spot of my choice, they died. Yet somehow, some wide poppy seeds fell into a flower pot and thrive, looking as if I planted them.
My garden is of clay, and roses appear to like it (click to enlarge).