This article was originally written for the RPS Supporter Program so autumn is slowly giving way to winter and the frogs are nowhere to be seen right now.
Here's a little autumnal update from my garden. It's all puffed-up sparrows darting from tree to roof to tree again, little blue tits and long-tailed tits investigating the apple tree, a few stray dragonflies looking for a late egg-laying spot, industrious spiders and browning vegetation. I'm only putting a few pictures here so not everything I've mentioned appears (I try to archive my pictures on this Tumblr if you wanted more) but they sum up the past few days:
The blue tits are so lovely and they turn up in a little gang every now and again to munch on the apples.
The sparrows are more partial to the blackberries. It's not the best picture of them but I love it when they cluster up and socialise.
I rescued this tiny frog from the front lawn when I was doing a mow this weekend. I hate mowing because I hate thinking about what I might be harming, although I try to clear as I go and give creatures a chance to get to hidey holes. as they get out of the way. This one I brought round to the pond and set it down so it could explore in relative safety!