Tag Archives: Wildlife

Photo gallery: Malibu’s unexpectedly exquisite wild flowers

I had planned to write a more detailed article about Malibu’s national parks and wildlife. However, I can’t do it justice and instead I’ve shared below a gallery of some of what we saw in early July during California’s mid-summer dry season. Earlier in the year, the plants would be lusher. The exquisite, subtle colouring of the plants has stayed with me and I recommend people to spend some time examining the photos. As many of our garden plants in the UK come from North America, the Californian national parks felt as though someone had designed and planted them. It’s a very special landscape that has stayed on my mind since we were there. All a real surprise as I’d thought of Malibu only for surfers and celebrities.  Continue reading Photo gallery: Malibu’s unexpectedly exquisite wild flowers

Top 6 Best Bee Magnet Flowers of 2015

One of my top priorities for 2015 was to have a garden grown as a nature reserve, making sure there is lots on offer for nectar loving insects like bees. Bees and other pollinators will visit lots of flowers, but some they will go crazy for. Below I’ve listed the flowers in our garden not just visited by bees, but swarmed by them. Continue reading Top 6 Best Bee Magnet Flowers of 2015

Camley Street Natural Park, King’s Cross, London

This weekend I was in central London on a trip as a treat for our work’s volunteers. During one of the activities I stumbled across Camley Street Natural Park, about 5 mins walk north of King’s Cross Station. It looked like the gates to Jurassic Park… Except for bugs and birds. It’s two acres of wildlife heaven in the middle of a modern concrete jungle and I highly recommend popping there for a short stroll through it. Lovely mini woodland walks, activities for children and adults. Plus it’s near lots of other beautiful London spots. Continue reading Camley Street Natural Park, King’s Cross, London