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21
August
Tuesday 21st August 2018
Masses of Swallows swooping all around this morning, hundreds counted as they criss-crossed the sky, chattering consta... Read More
by Katie Black
20
August
Monday 20th August, 2018
Thick cloud and even a little drizzle this morning quite refreshing after a humid night. Despite the dry conditions... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
19
August
Sunday 19th August 2018
A very grey morning for a patrol, today including a walk around the woodland where there turned out to be less wildlif... Read More
by Katie Black
18
August
Saturday 18 August, 2018
Yesterday evening I enjoyed watching five Swifts silently sweeping the sky. Fortunately, the clouds were such that Wes... Read More
by P.Jones
17
August
Friday 17th August 2018
A delightful early patrol, starting down towards the cliffs where the highlight was a Fulmar, quartering along the roc... Read More
by Katie Black
16
August
Thursday 16 August, 2018
Todays weather: Wind and Rain What a beautiful blustery morning. From beneath the canopy of the woodlands, I watch ... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
15
August
Wednesday 15th August 2018
The grey morning drew my towards Long Meadow, where a Green Woodpecker was calling loudly, the yaffle as it took off a... Read More
by Katie Black
14
August
Tuesday 14 August, 2018
My having to let contractors into the castle at least meant I got to see a Hummingbird Hawk Moth which was studying a ... Read More
by P.Jones
13
August
Monday 13 August, 2018
A House Sparrow flew in to feed its calling second brood at the corner of the learning centre roof. I was to see anoth... Read More
by P.Jones
12
August
Sunday 12 August, 2018
Flowers bloom with mounting strength in summer countryside Growing ever thicker, rising like a tide Then like the ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
11
August
Saturday 11th August 2018
Another super early morning began as I watched a young Roe Deer standing still in the garden, the rusty orange fur col... Read More
by Katie Black
10
August
Friday 10th August 2018
A fresh breezy patrol took me along the coast path where two Peregrine Falcons were screeching at each other, both per... Read More
by Katie Black
09
August
Thursday 09 August, 2018
What a difference a day makes, I even had to wear a jumper this morning! Within the hedgerows the familiar free food o... Read More
by Catherine Carter
08
August
Wednesday 8th August 2018
What a change too recently, with a coolish breeze and cloud dripping the occasional drop of rain. From the Blackthor... Read More
by Katie Black
07
August
Tuesday 7th August, 2018
Another still, silent morning, the stillness broken only by the song of grasshoppers and Bush Crickets, the shrieking ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
06
August
Monday 06 August, 2018
What a beautiful way to start the week! In the overflow car park the sounds were coming from everywhere and every heig... Read More
by Catherine Carter
05
August
Sunday 5th August, 2018
Another hot start to the day, with the Park basking beneath a blue sky. In the meadows, the songs of Grasshopper and... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
04
August
Saturday 04 August, 2018
Silent ships sail salty seas, slender sleek and spritely Without the din Boats fit right in Theyre not at all un... Read More
by Douglas Hart
03
August
Friday 03 August, 2018
Peregrines do one thing alone And do it very well Those deadly birds that make their home Above the ocean swell ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
02
August
Thusday 02 August, 2018
Conditions were looking good for Durlstons contribution today towards the National Whale Dolphin Watch Week today. Do... Read More
by P.Jones
01
August
Wednesday 01 August, 2018
Dappled light and welcome shade are offered by the trees But woodlands far and near offer other gifts than these A... Read More
by Douglas Hart
31
July
Tuesday 31 July, 2018
I had a pleasant meander west through Meadows and Downland. I was a little surprised yethappy that only the entrance m... Read More
by P.Jones
30
July
Monday 30 July, 2018
I once heard tell of Albion The land of lost content Since I was told I have been drawn Last week I finally went... Read More
by Douglas Hart
29
July
Sunday 29 July, 2018
Whilst it was a relief to have long needed refreshing rain it was inconvenient! I had to have a peek into the gully ju... Read More
by P.Jones
28
July
Saturday 28th July, 2018
A welcome change in the weather overnight, with some brief, but heavy showers (a total of 3.6mm), which along with a s... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
27
July
Friday 27 July, 2018
Clouded thoughts cool head The cows lie under the trees Skies about to break This morning the air felt refreshin... Read More
by Ben Tolley
26
July
Thursday 26 July, 2018
Stinging Nettles displayed their dangling effervescence beside Lighthouse Road. Flower buds appeared to be developing ... Read More
by P.Jones
25
July
Wednesday 25 July, 2018
I am often told that I am far too energetic in the morning, so today I took a deep breathe to immerse myself in the fr... Read More
by Catherine Carter
24
July
Tuesday 24 July, 2018
Another hot early morning but with a delightful westerly breeze coming across making the walk a real pleasure. In th... Read More
by Katie Black
23
July
Monday 23rd July, 2018
A perfect summer morning, with just a gentle breeze carrying with it the smell of Marjoram, dry grass, Wild Thyme and ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey