Oak Apple Day

As you grow older you begin to appreciate how difficult it is to provide any continuity in life; from employment, to lifestyle, to environment – all becomes a fluid landscape of change. This is why it is, to me, so remarkable that a day like Oak Apple Day in the Wiltshire village of Great Wishford […]

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Here’s the real reason the Tories are allowing the destruction of robin eggs and nests

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the Tories!) I must admit to having been more than a little puzzled at first as to why Natural England are proposing that nests and eggs of bird species such as robins and starlings will be allowed to be destroyed without the granting of special…

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Somewhere to land…

The New Forest holds many delights which I’m sure anyone who has been can tell you about  but just ten minutes on from Beaulieu is Buckler’s Hard and if you haven’t been already it’s not too late.                                    It […]

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  Views of the River Bourne along Tanners Lane and Gators Lane, as the water rises and rises.

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Gold, Frankincense and Mryhh…

          There are such riches in our English woodlands. This is such a wonderful time of year to go to the woods, with a good pair of wellies and a warm waterproof coat, you can walk the way of Kings and discover such treasure.   Standing under a shower of falling leaves as the wind shakes the […]

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the woodland floor

I am fascinated by fungi on the woodland floor, all colours, shapes and sizes. I’ve discovered three useful sites to help me identify my finds   The UK Wildlife Mushroom Guide:  http://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-guides/ Beginners guide to some of the common types of fungi: http://amanita-photolibrary.co.uk/HTML_BG_Fungi/x/x/ First Nature:   http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/ Do you have a favourite fungi site? i’d love to […]

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Our National Treasures

In a world where we are now cramming new housing developments on greenfield sites, joining towns with their outer villages and creating sprawling industrial entrances to cities here in southern England it is becoming harder to find local spaces where children can play safely without threat of traffic or great expenditure. This summer we re-joined […]

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