Having cleared out the earthquake emergency box and taken out everything that was out of date, I still can’t throw food away. So I continue to cook unwanted food for my colony of sparrows!
Having proven that house sparrows, blue tits and great tits will eat instant noodles, my latest experiment proves they will also demolish a packet of mini macaroni in 24 hours flat!
The bad news concerns the caterpillar living on the geranium on my desk at work, which grew visibly hour by hour . I did wonder how it would fare over the weekend with no one to admire its hairy plumpness and unfortunately my misgivings were well founded. On Monday morning he was gone. He may have crawled out the window; he may have metamorphosed into a butterfly and flown away in record time; or he may have squished by the cleaner. I leave you to decide.
On the upside a swallowtail caterpillar is eating the fennel in my veg patch safe from offices and zealous cleaners. I am banking on this one making it to butterfly!