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27
January
Monday 27 January, 2020
Initially a Jay flew into the tree tops as I arrived. Soon it was on the road verge at the foot of Elm trees. Later on... Read More
by Paul Jones
26
January
Sunday 26th January 2020
As I wondered down to Durlston Head I took a detour to caravan terrace where some Primroses were in bloom, I also took... Read More
by Katie Black
25
January
Saturday 25 January, 2020
With gentle hop and scratching step, ye furballs pass on by If only I could catch ye up, Id cook ye in a pie But n... Read More
by Douglas Hart
24
January
Friday 24th January, 2020
The grey start was a bit of a disappointment, with the morning seeming very dark, however the birds were singing to en... Read More
by Katie Black
23
January
Thursday 23rd January, 2020
This morning Mick was in undertaking the first Bird Ringing session at Durlston this year. He had heard two Tawny Owls... Read More
by Paul Jones
22
January
Wednesday 22 January, 2020
Winter days are graveyard days, the wilds an open tomb Burdock stand and Bracken lays, While Teasel hoists its plume... Read More
by Douglas Hart
21
January
Tuesday 21st January, 2020
What a fantastic morning! After our coldest night of the year so far (1.8 degrees Celsius), the park is glittering wit... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
20
January
Monday 20 January, 2020
What a glorious morning, the superb pink sunrise lighting the undersides of the fluffy clouds. Bobbing on the calm s... Read More
by Katie Black
19
January
Sunday 19 January, 2020
States of matter stretch and shift, they change like sock and buskin Treacherous the ground can be, the ground we pl... Read More
by Douglas Hart
18
January
Saturday 18th January, 2020
After a chilly night (down to 3.5 degrees celsius), a beautiful winter morning, with scuffs of high cloud in a perfect... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
17
January
Friday 17 January, 2020
Moon half empty? Moon half full? Which phrase is more correct? Waxing, waning, filling, draining. Does it change wit... Read More
by Douglas Hart
16
January
Thursday 16th January
A gorgeous morning with the cackling calls of Jackdaws coming from above, as the flock of 20+ swooped, stalled and tum... Read More
by Katie Black
15
January
Wednesday 15th January, 2020
A wild night for weather. Our rain gauge was maxed out with over 30mm of rainfall being recorded. Furthermore the maxi... Read More
by Ben Tolley
14
January
Tuesday 14 January, 2020
The castle woodchip path had been scoured by water flow. Dougs drainage works were good. However, we forgot about the ... Read More
by Paul Jones
13
January
Monday 13 January, 2020
Youve seen me oh so many times, embracing walls of stone A waistcoat wrapped round wrinkled bark, or on a log laid p... Read More
by Douglas Hart
12
January
Sunday 12 January, 2020
My first task was to attach two large Please shut the gate signs on Lighthouse Bridge gate. Unfortunately, eight Heref... Read More
by Paul Jones
11
January
Saturday 11th January, 2020
A dry start to the day, though it didnt last long there was a bit of a squelch in my step by the time I got back to t... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
10
January
Friday 10 January, 2020
Upon the picnic bench verge of the climbers car park were easily one hundred flowering Common Daisies. Nearby a silent... Read More
by Paul Jones
09
January
Thursday 09 January, 2020
The sky holds rearing mountains, furrowed fields and seas of blue Mackerel scales spread out in trails above the mor... Read More
by Douglas Hart
08
January
Wednesday 8th January 20
Thick fog welcomed my patrol, barely able to see the hedge ahead of me. However it gave me the chance to listen to the... Read More
by Katie Black
07
January
Tuesday 7th January 2020
Off to the downland this morning where the sight of 5 Bullfinches perched in the bare branches of a Sycamore stood out... Read More
by Katie Black
06
January
Monday 6th January, 2020
A jaw-dropping sunrise this morning, with the sky over the sea blazing cherry red and gold and streaks of sparkling cr... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
05
January
Sunday 05 January, 2020
Last night a Fox trotted across Lighthouse Road after Long Meadow as I departed in the dark. This morning there was th... Read More
by Paul Jones
04
January
Saturday 4th January 20120
After a fabulous s unset last night, in the evening gloom, just above my head a blurring and fluttering could be seen ... Read More
by Katie Black
03
January
Friday 03 January, 2020
Today I walked out armed with new snug wellingtons and thus ventured into the Meadows. My boots squelched and slurped ... Read More
by Paul Jones
02
January
Thursday 2nd January, 2020
A dry, grey start to the day, but good to be out and about, despite a chilly south-westerly breeze. Along the cliffs... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
01
January
Wednesday 01 January, 2020
What a grey start to the New Year, which we hope will be a good one! My first wildlife sighting of the year was of t... Read More
by Katie Black
31
December
Tuesday 31 December, 2019
Our siblings walked this storied land in epochs laid in stone The land was theirs, those tyrant kings, none would ch... Read More
by Douglas Hart
30
December
Monday 30 December, 2019
I managed to find a few flowers this morning. A couple of pale blue Sea Aster flowers persisted beneath the protection... Read More
by Paul Jones