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22
April
Monday 22nd April 2019
As I unlocked the office door a pair of Roe Deer wandered slowly past, their fur looking tatty as they are in the proc... Read More
by Katie Black
21
April
Sunday 21 April, 2019
An air of peace abounds this morn and all the world seems new The restful night fades with the light and life comes ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
20
April
Saturday 20th April 2019
The sound of singing Skylarks welcomed my early morning walk, high above me small brown spots could just about be seen... Read More
by Katie Black
19
April
Friday 19th April 2019
What a wonderful morning, a gentle wind causing the sea to ripple and the newly formed leaves to flitter. Hovering a... Read More
by Katie Black
18
April
Thursday 18th April 2019
The sunrise illuminated the Park in a glorious pink glow, which quickly faded away, to be replaced by a fog over the s... Read More
by Katie Black
17
April
Wednesday 17 April, 0001
Two minutes of the day become a fleeting spell of wonder With Dolphins leaping oer the see and diving back down unde... Read More
by Stuart Semple & Douglas Hart
16
April
Tuesday 16th April, 2019
Despite a still grey start to the day, with a sprinkling of rain, nonetheless, spring is busting out all over, with ne... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
15
April
Monday 15th April, 2019
Thousands of miles Welcome rest for weary wings Summer lands ahoy I was rather satisfied with my decision to we... Read More
by Ben Tolley
14
April
Sunday 14th April, 2019
A little cooler this morning, with a fresh south-easterly breeze sending Blackthorn petals tumbling from bushes, carpe... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
13
April
Saturday 13 April, 2019
Blooming in the shade Five petals so familiar I forget you not This morning the sky was arrayed with a pleasant... Read More
by Douglas Hart
12
April
Friday 12th April, 2019
Early Spider Orchids flowers were open, each upon separate stems. Another two-ground hugging such flowers were eventua... Read More
by P.Jones
11
April
Thursday 11th April 2019
A quite glorious morning, blue skies, bright sunshine but with the chilly north-easterly wind blowing across, this is ... Read More
by Katie Black
10
April
Wednesday 10th April 2019
Down to the cliff tops where a single shaft of sunlight pierced the thick cloud and highlighted a fishing boat on the ... Read More
by Katie Black
09
April
Tuesday 09 April, 2019
A garrulous bird of many colours hiding in the trees Pink and white and black and blue, and others beside these It... Read More
by Douglas Hart
08
April
Monday 8th April, 2019
Coming up to the park this morning felt a bit like entering a cloud low mist and fog made for a very drab start to th... Read More
by Ben Tolley
07
April
Sunday 07 April, 2019
A visitor reported a Ring Ouzel in the gully with photographic evidence! Upon entering the wares, I was greeted by the... Read More
by P.Jones
06
April
Saturday 6th April, 2019
After a torrent of rain over the last few days, it was a treat to open the curtains this morning to hazy sunshine! Out... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
05
April
Friday 05 April, 2019
As I approach Durlston this morning the sky is a mosaic of tones and contrasts. Ominous looking dark stormy blue of th... Read More
by Catherine Carter
04
April
Thursday 04 April, 2019
Jays in the air and Sparrows in the ear Cowslips on the ground now that spring is here Wind on the face and mud on... Read More
by Douglas Hart
03
April
Wednesday 03 April, 2019
Whilst at home I had to de-ice the car, the only frost I saw at Durlston was at the bottom shaded, damp corner of Long... Read More
by P.Jones
02
April
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
A change in the weather for my early morning walk, with a chill in the air, dark foreboding clouds followed by a drizz... Read More
by Katie Black
01
April
Monday 1st April, 2019
A stunning morning, with blue skies and signs of spring appearing all around the Park. The meadows are dappled with ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
31
March
Sunday 31 March, 2019
Happy Mothers Day and welcome to British Summer Time! I for one was happier being awoken by Blackbird song just befo... Read More
by P.Jones
30
March
Saturday 30th March 2019
A very hazy start to the day this morning. Out to sea, the horizon has gone amiss, leaving the sky to blend seamlessly... Read More
by Ben Tolley
29
March
Friday 29 March, 2019
This morning it was a Jay that I set off from the roadside as I journeyed in. Out on a clam sea a sailing sloop moto... Read More
by P.Jones
28
March
Thursday 28th March 2019
Simply glorious this morning, how better than to spend an hour (before attending to the computer, wandering around Dur... Read More
by Katie Black
27
March
Wednesday 27th March 2019
The drumming of a Great Spotted Woodpecker echoed around the woodland, where we are in the final throws of clearance a... Read More
by Katie Black
26
March
Tuesday 26 March, 2019
As Stuart and myself started our morning walk around Durlston it felt like we were late to the party, the sun was up a... Read More
by Catherine Carter, Stuart Semple
25
March
Monday 25 March, 2019
From Reservoir Copse the distinctive call of a Chiff Chaff rang out. It was brief, but I believed I saw the flash of a... Read More
by P.Jones
24
March
Sunday 24 March 2019
The buzz of a queen Buff-tailed Bumble Bee accompanied the start of my patrol, this furry insect probably prospecting ... Read More
by Katie Black