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July
Friday 19 July, 2019
Like many of you I was awaken by the sound of rainfall gurgling down the guttering or dripping off the rooftops. Today... Read More
by P.Jones
18
July
Thursday 18th July, 2019
Water above and water around, water beneath my feet Waters not rare, weve water to spare, its smothering summers hea... Read More
by Doug Hart
17
July
Wednesday 17th July 2019
A superb partial eclipse of the Moon last night, as the lower quarter of the moon was a glowing golden orange whilst t... Read More
by Katie Black
16
July
Tuesday 16 July, 2019
A pair of Pigeons picked a perch on a passing power cable They perched and perched without a lurch for as long as th... Read More
by Douglas Hart
15
July
Monday 15 July, 2019
I was grateful to have the morning patrol this morning with the ideal combination of sun and breeze. Of course, a boun... Read More
by P.Jones
14
July
Sunday 14 July, 2019
Once masters of fair Albion Our kind has waned and died Our grassy homes are almost gone Drowned in an iron tide... Read More
by Douglas Hart
13
July
Saturday 13th July 2019
An early start today to cover the moth trap so preventing its contents from becoming a very convenient breakfast for t... Read More
by Katie Black
12
July
Friday 12th July, 2019
A fine morning with patches of blue sky and a light breeze, promising to turn into a beautiful day. I headed out into ... Read More
by Izzi da Silva
11
July
Thursday 11th July, 2019
Yesterday a visitor captured on film a Common Shrew racing around in circles. These insectivores live fast and die you... Read More
by P.Jones
10
July
Wednesday 10 July, 2019
Look! There blooms a fresh new flower Hark! A Whitethroats calling Too much to see in just an hour Here! A beetl... Read More
by Douglas Hart
09
July
Tuesday 9th July, 2019
A still, hot start to the day, with not even a breath of wind. In the morning hush, the sound of grasshoppers and bush... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
08
July
Monday 8th July 2019
My early morning patrol began with the yaffling sounds of 2 Green Woodpeckers as they flew around before landing in th... Read More
by Katie Black
07
July
Sunday 7th July, 2019
A much cooler start to the day, with a blanket of dense cloud overhead and a pleasant north-easterly breeze. Without... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
06
July
Saturday 06 July, 2019
Reserved in colour, unchecked in number, Meadow Browns pervade With forest dwelling Speckled Wood alighting in the s... Read More
by Douglas Hart
05
July
Friday 05 July, 2019
This morning, on my final day of my work placement, I met Paul in Holcombe Meadow, after having walked in from home, t... Read More
by Sam Ward
04
July
Thursday 04 July, 2019
Self-Heal, Oxeye Daisy and a Pyramidal orchid brought colour to an unmown car park verge. It was a Kestrel that drifte... Read More
by P.Jones
03
July
Wednesday 3rd July 2019
A glorious morning to catch up with the wildlife, flowers and habitats at Durlston. Across the meadows where Meadow ... Read More
by Katie Black
02
July
Tuesday 02 July, 2019
Yesterday, in the wider Purbeck countryside I saw my first Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars of the year. The black yellow m... Read More
by P.jones
01
July
Monday 01 July, 2019
Fear not as you fall Embrace the void my brothers We were born for this Blackbirds were singing in the Car Park... Read More
by Douglas Hart
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June
Sunday 30th June, 2019
A refreshing change in the weather after a sweltering day yesterday! This morning, a pleasant northerly breeze carries... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
29
June
Saturday 29 June, 2019
Weather conditions looked favourable for todays Durlston Dog Day! Upon the Centre roof top there were a trio of Hous... Read More
by P.Jones
28
June
Friday 28th June, 2019
A beautiful summer morning, with a strong ENE breeze rushing through the meadows and sending waves rippling through th... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
27
June
Thursday 27th June 2019
What a wonderful morning to be out on Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve, a fresh easterly wind blowing and... Read More
by Katie Black
26
June
Wednesday 26 June, 2019
Where the Early English Gentians aught to have been seen earlier amongst the roadside exposed bedrock were ground hugg... Read More
by P.Jones
25
June
Tuesday 25 June, 2019
I left my world this morning, to wander in another A brick and steel-grey awning replaced by natural colour We mad... Read More
by Douglas Hart
24
June
Monday 24th June
A grey morning out across the meadows, where the gorgeous fluty song of a Skylark filled the air, this small speckled ... Read More
by Katie Black
23
June
Sunday 23 June, 2019
On yesterdays walking commute I observed that silage was being harvested elsewhere. The late evening return walk benef... Read More
by P.Jones
22
June
Saturday 22nd June 2019
What a glorious morning, the sea like glass as I looked out across the blue expanse, it was so flat that the numerous ... Read More
by Katie Black
21
June
Friday 21st June 2019
After the bright yellow sunrise at 4.20am, a little later there is barely a breath of wind to accompany the dark black... Read More
by Katie Black
20
June
Thursday 20 June, 2019
Even if you really are tryin You can miss where the Eyebright is lyin To spot this small flower Is quite in your... Read More
by Douglas Hart