Friday, July 23, 2010
Tidbits : Garden and Brooding 3
A short update about the garden and the broody birds in it.
The swallow babies have grown enormously; we have the suspicion that they still stay near the nest at night. And we think that the parents prepare a second brood....
When we sat in our pavillion, we got a funny tiny visitor who was not afraid of us at all; she is called a goldcrest.
And the garden is finally attracting some butterflies; we have this year much less butterflies than last year.
And finally something that's not everyone's taste, a burying beetle (a cousin of the Egyptian scarabea); the burying beetle buries dead mice into the soil and lays its eggs on them, so that its kids have a nice welcome in this world.