Oct
18
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 6: magic of the wool carder bee and leafcutter bee

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Posted Oct 18 2018 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
Wool carder bee by Jo Cartmell

Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild shares Part 6 of her mini meadow series. This time, she has a close encounter with two very special guests to her garden: a wool carder bee and leafcutter bee. Read more …

Aug
21
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 5: new arrivals in the orchard meadow

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Posted Aug 21 2018 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
Essex Skipper butterfly and beetle nectaring on Field Scabious in the orchard meadow by Jo Cartmell

In Part 5 of Jo Cartmell’s mini meadow series, she shares news of a surprise in the mini meadow and new arrivals in the orchard meadow. Read more …

May
31
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 4: wildflower meadows leave nature in charge

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Posted May 31 2018 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
Wildflower meadows are particularly beautiful in summer. Photo by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild.

As we move into June and summer beckons, Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild shares Part 4 of her Mini Meadow journey, with Nature very much in charge. Read more …

May
20
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 3: how does nature come to be regarded as kith and kin?

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Posted May 20 2018 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
Nature at her finest: Forget-me-nots amongst Cowslips in a photo by Jo Cartmell

In the third part of Jo Cartmell’s mini meadow series, she asks just how it is that Nature comes to be regarded as kith and kin and explores the importance of establishing a true connection with Nature from a young age. Read more …

Apr
24
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 2: our beautiful and vital insects

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Posted Apr 24 2018 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
A dark-edged bee-fly photographed by Jo Cartmell

In the second instalment of Jo Cartmell’s mini meadow series, she takes us on a magical journey to meet the insects who inhabit it, illustrated with her own beautiful photos along the way. Read more …

Feb
18
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 1: how I transformed my lawn into a beautiful mini meadow

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Posted Feb 18 2018 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
Jo’s Mini Meadow in early summer in its third year.

In a new series of guest blogs, former PA turned wildlife photographer Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild shares her journey transforming her garden into a haven for nature. It all began with the introduction of a mini meadow… over to Jo from here! Read more …

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