Category Archives: Environment

Brighton starlings

A few years ago I visited Brighton to see the starling murmurations by the pier This weekend we were in Brighton again and although it is much earlier on in the year and the starlings are barely starting to gather, … Continue reading

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Another stunning visitor to the garden is the Great spotted woodpecker. This one is a regular visitor and is in and out of the garden most of the day. Since the hazelnuts have appeared, the woodpecker has been in competition … Continue reading

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Heron

The second stunning visitor to the garden (or house) in the recent days was a Grey heron. With its 6 foot wingspan it’s an impressive bird Landing on the roof it looked like it was using the height as a … Continue reading

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National Badger Day 2021

Badgers are one of my favourite animals and I enjoy seeing all the posts on social media during National Badger day Here are a few of my favourite photos I’ve taken over the past five years. Cookie, is and always … Continue reading

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Last few butterflies

Between the rain showers, a couple of butterflies have been feeding from the final flowers on the Buddleia tree in our garden. According to an article by The National Trust I was reading, five of our native butterflies can hibernate … Continue reading

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Green Appleton

My first public event in what seems like forever, and it’s on my local patch.

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Big Butterfly Count 2021

It’s time for the Big Butterfly Count. This citizen science UK wide survey started on the 16th July and runs to the 8th August. You can find out more details here https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/ Here are a few photos I took on … Continue reading

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The Bee is not afraid of me – Book review

With the important aim of inspiring the younger generation to look more closely and appreciate the fascinating world of insects this book is packed full of insect poems edited by Fran Long and Isabel Galleymore. I met Fran (Mrs Long) … Continue reading

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Otter

A week or so ago a few signs appeared locally that indicated an otter had been visiting. On the river bank there were a couple of piles of fish scales and on a branch that overhung the river was a … Continue reading

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RSPB Big Garden Bird watch 2021

Normally I do the Big garden Bird Watch first thing in the morning, but this year I waited until the afternoon. I’m not sure if it made any difference as the species of birds that visited were pretty similar. 23 … Continue reading

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