Your wild and wonderful neighbourhood

We take another look into the wildlife, flora and fauna on your doorstep

Wildlife and your gardens are still playing a big part in Covid-19 life – even as we emerge from our own lockdown hibernation – and June brought out more animals and flowers.

In a little wild corner of the Birchall Blackburn Law website, here are your photographs dedicated to local wildlife and plant life.

Paul Pickering’s working from home was briefly disrupted when his family in Chester discovered a baby blue tit had spent the night in their kitchen!


Kieran Brocklehurst, from our Client Services Team, discovered wild Smurfs in his garden! The Smurf’s new village may have had something to do with his wife, Julie and their children – who loved building it for them!


Charlotte Thornborrow, from our Leyland office, sent stunning photographs of the wild flowers in here garden.


Susan Liver, from our Clinical Negligence Team in Preston, managed to capture two hedgehogs enjoying supper in here back garden.


Esther Thompson, from our Litigation Team in Preston, has also had a regular hedgehog visitor to the garden!


Julie Lee from Preston’s Clinical Negligence Team, says that the only thing enjoying the wild weather in June is her hanging baskets and planters – and they are thriving!


Julie Lee’s only other wild visitor to her garden in June has been this young bear – her Great Nephew, Teddy! Daddy bear, Alex Fryer, is in our Accounts Team.


Julie Lee, from our Preston office, is fortunate to be surrounded by fields so her family doesn’t have to go far to see beautiful flowers.


And obviously living surrounded by fields, Julie is also never far from a cow (which is technically not a wild animal but still a lovely sight).


Jan Garvey, from the National Asbestos Helpline Team, managed to capture a photograph of a little robin chick in her Frodsham garden. The little chick was being fed by its mum but she flew away when the camera came out!


Jonathan Dickinson, from our IT Team, unpacks his camera when he gets a chance to do some suitably social distanced photography in the garden. He even managed to capture an image of a friendly bee.


Fiona Hendry, from our Industrial Disease Team, has been trying to tame her wild garden. Fiona says pond excavations and clearing has been completed. She rescued and relocated back into a clean pond 63 newts (one of the newts is below!), one frog and numerous dragon fly lava. Even the water boatmen survived. Plus her best ever crop of lupins – not a greenfly in sight!


In case you miss the newt we’ve put him in a circle!


Russell the hedgehog has started to appear in the dark in Michelle Lancaster-Lyness’ garden. The family look out for him every night.