Category Archives: Nature

The Common Dean by Alan Garner – Forest Fables podcast

Take a few minutes to enjoy listening to The Common Dean by Alan Garner – Forest Fables podcast Podcast here

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At last…

Shame on me – not only are the thoughts random but becoming even more intermittent! Just a quickie for now… It was so nice to see some signs of spring and have a day of sunshine. I know the flooding … Continue reading

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Bite the Bullet

Time to bite the bullet again (at least that would be calorie-free). The fridge has been detoxed and is full of butternut squash soup and other duly worthy stuff. Here we go, Orville and I… (Orville above is in fact … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful

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A pleasant day… A long-delayed meet-up with friends… A few good laughs… Better weather than anticipated… A tasty and convivial pub lunch… Good news of friends and family on the mend… A couple of photos published… Booked for Kate Rusby’s … Continue reading

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The Never-ending Battle

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I have to say, the garden wildlife is taking the whatsits round here. The local critters really need to remember whose garden this is. Earlier in the year I simply gave up on the troughs of cut-and-come-again salad after the … Continue reading

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Can’t tell my ash from my elder…

I always think there’s a bit of an irony in the volunteer work that I do for the local Wildlife Trust and the Biological Records Centre. I am surrounded by people with great expertise, sometimes in very specialised fields, sometimes … Continue reading

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Some chance acquaintances from holiday…

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We have to share the holiday home with many little friends….

Some unbearably cute ones, too!

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Bald Eagle from Mike McMurray

Bald Eagle. An impressive collection of images on this blog, and often quite inspiring. Usually I assume (and I apologise fulsomely in advance to all concerned!) that landscape photographers are hale and hearty souls who live on brown rice or … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures

  What a pleasure to meander through a local garden last week through the NGS (National Gardens Scheme)¬†and enjoy the fruits of other people’s labour! Over 350 different types of plant and a few unusual additions make this a very … Continue reading

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