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Jennifer NILEIST

I'm Jennifer. My hands are often covered in soil, and my heart is full of passion for nature. Through my writings, I share my personal gardening journeys, tips, and the joy of cultivating both plants and a community of fellow garden lovers. Every plant I grow adds a story to my life, and I love sharing those tales with my readers.

The Peregrine Falcon: The Fastest Raptor in the World!

GardenBy May 30, 2024

The Peregrine Falcon: The Fastest Raptor in the World! The Peregrine Falcon, scientifically known as Falco peregrinus, is a well-known raptor recognized for being the fastest bird in the world. With its powerful silhouette, this bird of prey has captivated the attention of wildlife enthusiasts and researchers alike. Though it almost faced extinction due to pesticide use, conservation efforts have…

Ortolan Bunting: A Symbolic and Protected Bird

GardenBy May 29, 2024

Who is the Ortolan Bunting? The Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana) is a medium-sized migratory bird belonging to the bunting family. Known for their striped plumage, buntings are a group of small passerine birds. The Ortolan Bunting is one of the endangered bird species, protected since 1999 in France, but unfortunately, it is still illegally hunted for its culinary qualities. Let’s…

The Common Kestrel: A Small Raptor Abundant in France

GardenBy May 28, 2024

The Common Kestrel: A Small Raptor Abundant in France The Common Kestrel, also known as the Falco tinnunculus, is a small raptor bird that is abundantly found in France. This elegant bird of prey belongs to the family Falconidae and is commonly seen throughout the country. Identification of the Common Kestrel The Common Kestrel is a small bird, measuring about…

The Great Spotted Woodpecker: The Most Commonly Found Colorful Woodpecker

GardenBy May 27, 2024

The Great Spotted Woodpecker: The Most Commonly Found Colorful Woodpecker Woodpeckers are fascinating birds known for their unique characteristics. Among them, the Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) stands out as the most commonly found and colorful woodpecker species. This article will introduce you to the Great Spotted Woodpecker and its distinctive features. Who is the Great Spotted Woodpecker? The Great…

The Song Thrush: An Avian Migrant with Spotted Brown Plumage

GardenBy May 26, 2024

The Song Thrush: An Avian Migrant with Spotted Brown Plumage The Song Thrush is a migratory bird that is commonly found in Europe and Asia. It belongs to the passerine order and the Turdidae family. The term “song thrush” actually refers to more than thirty species of birds that share similar characteristics. In France, four species of song thrushes are…

The Oak Titmouse with Brightly Colored Plumage

GardenBy May 25, 2024

The Oak Titmouse with Brightly Colored Plumage The Oak Titmouse, scientifically known as Baeolophus inornatus, is a small bird species that belongs to the family Paridae. It is native to North America and is commonly found in oak woodlands, hence its name. One of the distinctive features of the Oak Titmouse is its brightly colored plumage, which sets it apart…

Colorful and Variegated Tree Sparrow, a High-Flying Songbird

GardenBy May 24, 2024

The tree sparrow (Passer montanus), also known as the Eurasian tree sparrow, is a captivating and vibrant songbird. With its colorful and variegated plumage, this high-flying species is a remarkable sight to behold. In this article, we will explore the characteristics and behaviors of the tree sparrow, shedding light on its unique features and the importance of its role in…

The Woodcock: A Migratory Bird of the Forest

GardenBy May 23, 2024

The Woodcock: A Migratory Bird of the Forest The Woodcock, scientifically known as Scolopax rusticola, is a migratory bird that belongs to the Charadriiformes order and the Scolopacidae family. It is primarily found in forested areas and wetlands across Europe. About the Woodcock Habitat and Migration The Woodcock is a migratory bird that can be found across the Eurasian continent,…

A Tribute to the Human Spirit: Must-See Gardens at the 2024 Garden Rendezvous

GardenBy May 22, 2024

Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of Jardins de l’Humanité Located in the heart of Landes, the Jardins de l’Humanité is not just an ordinary garden. Spanning over 8,000 square meters, this unique garden-farm is a combination of a botanical garden, a educational space, and a therapeutic retreat. At the 2024 Garden Rendezvous, make sure to visit the four historical gardens,…

The White Stork: A Migratory Wading Bird

GardenBy May 21, 2024

The Majestic White Stork The White Stork is a large migratory wading bird belonging to the Ciconiiformes order and the Ciconiidae family. While there are several species of storks, the most common in France is the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). Originally known as the symbol of Alsace, this graceful bird is not limited to that region and has managed to…