Tag Archives: photography

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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Grey day at Farmoor reservoir

The sky was overcast with smirr – ¬†thanks to Robert Macfarlane and his ‘word of the day’ on Twitter for this word. Smirr is fine, drifting rain, so light as to seem mist- or smoke-like, but which coats evenly & … Continue reading

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Importance of hedgerows

On the Breakfast news this morning there was an article about a group of people who were unhappy that their local council has plans to demolish a large hedgerow to enable a road to be widened in the lead up … Continue reading

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Plettenberg bay

The area around Plettenberg bay is full of water based activities, from Whale watching to snorkelling with seals, kayaking to diving with sharks. As the weather was calm we decided to go out Whale watching again, this time with Ocean … Continue reading

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Teniqua Treetops, Knysna

After spending a few days on the coast we moved to a totally different setting, Teniqua Treetops. A group of canvas tree houses make up an eco friendly place to stay high up in indigenous forest on the foothills of … Continue reading

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