Almost on a daily basis I am discovering a new creature in our garden so I thought I would try and photograph them all and regularly update as a separate post to my ‘Just Nature’ post. My favourite is still the abelhas and borboletas, especially the 2 abelhas (bees) that were getting jiggy.

All things bright and beautiful

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

There are 2 wasps who keep on making a nest between our bedroom window and shutter. Hubby removes the nest and they keep on returning and build another. Imagine building a home then coming home to find it gone and just rebuilding it over and over again – 5 times now! They are not usually supposed to return once the nest has gone, they should give up and move on. We have tried a screwed up brown paper bag to deter them to trick them into thinking there is a nest already there but these Portuguese wasps are F clever. They must love it here as much as us! Maybe we will have to capture them in a jam jar and take them on a little drive to the next village and let them free.

Another day, another snake. I accidently stood on this snakey Joe. It was on our steps when I returned from a jog and I was so exhausted, I didn’t see it. Nearly shit my pants!

All skin and no snake!

Another wasps nest in the crack of our sun room sliding doors. I accidently disturbed them by moving boxes and got stung! It does amaze me how perfect they make their nest/hive!

This poor little bird flew into our sun room window. I saved the last one but I was not so fortunate this time. I was hoping that he had just got stunned, knocked himself or was in a coma so I made him a little shelter. A few hours later and he hasn’t moved and is clearly deceased. RIP little birdy XXX

Another bird in the sun room, this time a robin and clearly alive and kicking, thank goodness!

How cute is this itsy bitsy snail!

I keep on trying to pick these bugs up thinking that they are twigs or dead leaves. I really need to get my eyes checked ASAP (ha ha).

How cool is this Praying Mantis?

Wow, this stunning Dragonfly got trapped in our lounge so we set it free. Such beautiful colours.

So many of these in our sun room!

Found this huge toad whilst gardening in December!

So many Robin’s in our garden (January 2021).

Found this bird today in our sun room, beautiful colours (March 2021).