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Once upon a time... 

our garden was neatly maintained, pristine, trim and tidy.

 

Then we moved in.

Since that day in 2015, we've added a pond, left areas unmown, allowed borders to rewild, created a log pile, hung up bird feeders, provided fresh drinking water daily, opened a bee hotel, installed a bat box, built an owl box for squirrels     dotted home-made bird and hedgehog houses around, and basically let it grow into a disorderly blotch of untamed bliss.

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One of the many perks of having a low maintenance approach to gardening.

Throw in a wildlife-mad digital illustrator with a background in graphic design and an office window overlooking their garden, and you end up with a website like this.

(If you'd like to know a bit more about me and thefutureisunmown.com tap here).

Gallery of Things we've Spotted in our Garden...

Here's our collection of rushed photos taken through windows that haven't seen a squeegee in years. 

My favourite garden bird the Bullfinch. This one's stuffing his beak which makes him even better.
Blackcap on a random twig.
Our lovely Robin, Nellie!
Blue tit hanging around.
Herring Gull (Noisy as ....)
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Bumblebee. I think this one's Marjorie?
Fox and hedgehog at our wildlife buffet.
Redwing having a wander.
Felicity Pheasant.
Mr & Mrs Mallard. (Mrs Mallard actually illustrating how to duck).
A Great Spotted Woodpecker.  Great!
Hungry Mouse.
Goldfinches. AKA Total maniacs for sunflower hearts.
Heron.  Stephen's nemesis and the biggest threat to pond fish and liners, but I just love him/her!
Juvenile Dipper about to dip.
Finbar Pheasant.
Woodpigeon. Beautiful, yet quite possibly the derpiest birds in the world?
Worst. Hedgehog. Photo. Ever.
Chiffchaff close-up.

My favourite garden bird the Bullfinch. This one's stuffing his beak which somehow makes him even better.

Goldfinches.

AKA total maniacs for sunflower hearts.

Blackcap on a random twig.

Grey Heron.

Stephen's nemesis and the biggest threat to pond fish and liners, but I just love him/her!

Bumblebee.

I think this one's Marjorie?

Our lovely Robin, Nellie!

Juvenile Dipper about to dip.

Herring Gull. (Noisy as ....)

Felicity the Female Pheasant.

Felicity's main squeeze Finbar Pheasant.

A Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Redwing having a wander.

Woodpigeon.

Beautiful, yet quite possibly the derpiest bird in the world?

Blue tit hanging around.

Fox and hedgehog at our wildlife buffet.

Worst. Hedgehog. Photo. Ever.

Mr & Mrs Mallard. (Mrs Mallard actually illustrating how to duck).

Sparrowhawk. (Fast as ....) 

Hungry Mouse.

Grey Squirrel gymnastics.

(We've since made our own paracord birdsavers

that have dramatically reduced such collisions).

Moorhen.  Obviously we called him Roger.

Grey Squirrel  gymnastics.

Moorhen.

Obviously we called him Roger.

Jay.  A mesmerizingly gorgeous garden bird that's bigger than you might think!
Tawny Owl proving our bird feeder works.

Tawny Owl proving our bird feeder works.

Dragonfly emerging from Nymph. Amazing!

Dragonfly emerging from Nymph. Amazing!

Grey Wagtail. (Unsurprisingly good at wagging their tails).

Jay.

A mesmerizingly gorgeous garden bird that's bigger than you might think!

Grey Wagtail. (Unsurprisingly good at wagging their tails).

Kingfisher.

At our garden pond.

(Still smiling!)

Try telling me nature's not worth going a bit wild for.

 

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