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09
August
Sunday 9th August 2020
As I begun my early patrol it was quite cool and as I walked through the woodlands it became almost chilly sadly not ... Read More
by Katie Black
08
August
Saturday 08 August, 2020
The moon this morning was like a reflection of the clouds almost see through, blending in and easy to miss bar its cry... Read More
by Catherine Carter
07
August
Friday 7th August 2020
A warm start to the day and expected to get hotter! Off out into the meadows, where the hay cut will be taking place i... Read More
by Katie Black
06
August
Thursday 06 August, 2020
The rain had revitalised the plants making them appear greener and fresher. However, the white petals of a Wild Rose h... Read More
by Paul Jones
05
August
Wednesday 05 August, 2020
Weather: Sunny spells, showers later in the day A cloud dappled sky this morning, with a gusty SSW breeze, but none... Read More
by Alistair Tuckey
04
August
Tuesday 4th August, 2020
I entered the woodland this morning to the chirring of a Great Tit and the repeated whistling of a young Sparrowhawk s... Read More
by Ben Tolley
03
August
Monday 3rd August 2020
An early wander around provided the sound of some Goldfinches tinkling as they flew from the dead seed heads of Creepi... Read More
by Katie Black
02
August
Sunday 2nd August, 2020
A fresh south-westerly breeze, combined with sunshine made for a refreshing walk up to work this morning. In the coo... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
01
August
Saturday 1st August, 2020
A continuous squeaking call draws my attention as I walk along the coast path this morning. Squeak, squeak, squeak. My... Read More
by Ben Tolley
31
July
Friday 31st July, 2020
Hot. Thats how Id describe the weather at 8 oclock this morning. Butterflies were already out in full force Gatekeepe... Read More
by Ben Tolley
30
July
Thursday 30th July
Walking out towards the downland (where I was going to look at one of our gates) took me a long time this morning, as ... Read More
by Katie Black
29
July
Wednesday 29th July, 2020
A glorious summer morning as I walk up the side of Long Meadow on the way to work, I am an suddenly enveloped in a bl... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
28
July
Tuesday 28th July 2020
The sound of a Green Woodpecker welcomed me to the morning patrol, the loud laughing yaffle made me look towards it, w... Read More
by Katie Black
27
July
Monday 27 July, 2020
As the unrelenting winds roll in from the sea, the clifftops are seemingly stripped bare of all life. Only a pair of R... Read More
by Dominic Sunderland
26
July
Sunday 26th July, 2020
Yesterdays rainfall reading read 20.4! Today sun and breeze were welcome. Last nights moth trap, on passing inspection... Read More
by Paul Jones
25
July
Saturday 25th July, 2020
I couldnt believe my luck this morning, when I stumbled upon a Badger, Woodmouse, and Blackbird all sat together in th... Read More
by Ben Tolley
24
July
Friday 24 July, 2020
Did the pair of Goldfinches in the wildlife garden become part of the charm (a dozen) in Saxons coastward hedgerow? De... Read More
by Paul Jones
23
July
Thursday 23rd July 2020
A walk along the meadow path, and I heard the calling of a Great-spotted Woodpecker from high up in the trees, after q... Read More
by Katie Black
22
July
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Wall to wall sunshine across the Country Park once again, the sea flat clam just the occasional ripple allowing the Ga... Read More
by Katie Black
21
July
Tuesday 21st July, 2020
My day started with the familiar song of a Blackcap outside the Castle. I went about my usual routine; sitting on the ... Read More
by Ben Tolley
20
July
Monday 20th July, 2020
A wonderful summer morning, with the sea sparkling in shades of blue from steel to turquoise to almost white and a per... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
19
July
Sunday 19 July, 2020
Last night Katy enjoyed seeing a dozen Glow-worms, other have reported a score on occasions. This morning the Bird Rin... Read More
by Paul Jones
18
July
Saturday 18th July 2020
Insects galore as I walked around Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve this morning, the flutter of wings... Read More
by Katie Black
17
July
Friday 17 July, 2020
Upon the Wares, whilst trying to follow and awkward track, I just caught sight of a smaller mammal which was more agil... Read More
by Paul Jones
16
July
Thursday 16th July, 2020
A calm morning in the bay. An overcast sky reflects dully on the flat water. The Isle of Wight sits prominently on the... Read More
by Ben Tolley
15
July
Wednesday 15 July, 2020
Times arrow knows one road alone, its path shall never waver It withers life, makes dust of stone, one cannot win it... Read More
by Douglas Hart
14
July
Tuesday 14 July, 2020
Perception presupposes presence of illumination Necessary if your need is nature observation But what can show can... Read More
by Douglas Hart
13
July
Monday 13 July, 2020
It was great to see the bird ringers nets back in use in the wildlife garden. My mellow meadow took me to Saxon Field ... Read More
by Paul Jones
12
July
Sunday 12 July, 2020
Stationed on a Hogweed fort or camped on Wild Carrots We Soldier Beetles muster now on many blooming barracks A Pa... Read More
by Douglas Hart
11
July
Saturday 11th July 2020
Another glorious morning to be at Durlston National Nature Reserve. Not a cloud in sky as I listened to the screeching... Read More
by Katie Black