Monthly Archives: March 2018

Badger skull

While out walking I noticed a badger skull in a ditch. As I have never noticed it there before and nearby was a newly excavated badger hole, I am presuming it was dug out with the spoil. One of the … Continue reading

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Halo around the moon

This evening about 8.30pm there appeared the most beautiful halo around the moon. Today the moon is 91.2%, so nearly full. It rose at around 15.40 this afternoon. I had just gone to let my dogs out in to the … Continue reading

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Work Experience At CEH

Over the last week I have been doing Work Experience at The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.  I really enjoyed working here and I am very grateful for the opportunity. Day one Arriving at The Center for Ecology and Hydrology … Continue reading

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Winter again

After seeing my first Brimstone Butterfly of the year on Friday my local patch seems to have returned to winter this weekend. I do wonder how all the butterflies, bees, other insects and plants which started to emerge in the … Continue reading

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Starlings

The loud, constant chattering means the Starlings have arrived. Over the past few weeks they have been gathering in a neighbour trees, but this particular evening the chattering and twittering was louder, together with the whoosh of wings and sudden … Continue reading

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Is Spring finally here?

What a change a week has made. Last Sunday I was blogging about snow, while this weekend I was taking photos of hares, Spring flowers and ladybirds. The woodland floor is changing rapidly, from the dull browns of the fallen … Continue reading

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Snow sculptures and footprints

Along the footpath between two open fields, the wind had swept the snow up against the brambles causing natural sculptures like waves breaking on the shore. Rabbits determined not to let the snow disturb their daily life, climbed, slid down … Continue reading

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