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07
April
Tuesday 07 April, 2020
Yesterday, three Sika Deer leaped over the very fence line that we were working upon, on the old tip. I believe a coup... Read More
by Paul Jones
06
April
Monday 06 April, 2020
O long have I awaited The change so long foretold My patience first frustrated My passion soon ran cold Awaiti... Read More
by Douglas Hart
05
April
Sunday 5th April, 2020
Another glorious spring morning, with a perfect dome of blue sky overhead, a bright blue sea lapping at the cliffs, th... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
04
April
Saturday 4th April, 2020
This morning I walk through a white blanket of cloud which is covering the park. At Burts bridge the song of a male... Read More
by Ben Tolley
03
April
Friday 3rd April, 2020
A still spring morning, with bright blue tears in a rippled sky of grey cloud, with a few bright spears of sunshine sp... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
02
April
Thursday 2nd April 2020
To keep you up to date with activities at Durlston in this strange time, (when all the car parks and facilities are cl... Read More
by Katie Black
01
April
Wednesday 01 April, 2020
Hello ladies and gentlemen, I was cruising on by Durlston in my Cadillac when the Rangers invited me to write one of t... Read More
by Elvis Presley
31
March
Tuesday 31st March, 2020
Spring fire dances Through trees warm the earth to bake Restful seeds awake This morning the new woodland entra... Read More
by Ben Tolley
30
March
Monday 30th March, 2020
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrainsof nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night,... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
29
March
Sunday 29th March 2020
Scattered across the greasy islands in empty closed car park the early spring flowers are in bloom, with Lesser Celand... Read More
by Katie Black
28
March
Saturday 28th March 2020
As we have had to take the extraordinary steps of closing our carpark, to keep you in contact with what is happening a... Read More
by Katie Black
27
March
Friday 27th March 2020
As I write todays diary on my last day as a residential volunteer at Durlston. Living on site I have the glorious plea... Read More
by Sofie Borek
26
March
Thursday 26 March, 2020
The cold morning air filled my lungs as I strolled up to Durlston, behind me the gentle breeze carried the sound of Gu... Read More
by Catherine Carter
25
March
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Yesterday we had to take the extraordinary step of closing our carparks, but to keep you in contact with what is happe... Read More
by Katie Black
24
March
Tuesday 24th March, 2020
A curious morning. Like many people I walked to this work this morning in anticipation of what the next few weeks will... Read More
by Ben Tolley
23
March
Monday 23rd March, 2020
A glorious spring morning, with a sky of intense blue overhead. To paraphrase The Wind in the Willows spring is movin... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
22
March
Sunday 22nd March 2020
As I walk across to the cliff tops I realise how lucky I am to have this on my doorstep, particularly now, so we will ... Read More
by Katie Black
21
March
Saturday 21st March 2020
A strong easterly wind was blowing across the National Nature Reserve as I began the early rounds. Sheltering on the w... Read More
by Katie Black
20
March
Friday 20th March 2020
Down at the cliffs where the stars of the show were a pair of Peregrine Falcons. These two falcons were tearing throug... Read More
by Katie Black
19
March
Thursday 19 March, 2020
Not surprisingly the House Sparrow pair were seen by the Centre, both seeking food or nesting material. I heard the hu... Read More
by Paul Jones
18
March
Wenesday 18 March, 2020
A land of cold stone Bursts in to vivid flower A desert in bloom Robins, Dunnocks, Blue and Great Tits were all... Read More
by Douglas Hart
17
March
Tuesday 17th March, 2020
A lovely spring morning, though a chilly south-westerly breeze is a reminder that winter still has a sting in the tail... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
16
March
Monday 16 March, 2020
Strength in union, stand as one All hardships can be overcome Cells in our bodies work together And rise to face... Read More
by Douglas Hart
15
March
Sunday 15 March, 2020
The higher ups control the weather Those blow-hards push it round In global leagues they move together So high a... Read More
by Douglas Hart
14
March
Saturday 14th March, 2020
A proper spring morning after a night of chucking down with rain, a morning of blue sky and bright sunshine, quickly ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
13
March
Friday 13 March, 2020
The worlds an ouroboros Our worlds a tiny sphere And like a withdrawn tortoise We only see whats near A tiny g... Read More
by Douglas Hart
12
March
Thursday 12 March, 2020
Fresh leaves were showing upon the Dogwood beside Long Meadow. Said leaves had a slight corduroy texture. A Dunnock an... Read More
by Paul Jones
11
March
Wednesday 11 March, 2020
Sunshine sears and Skylarks sing, Im warmed and captivated All the best of Albion is here encapsulated The step is... Read More
by Douglas Hart
10
March
Tuesday 10th March 2020
My early patrol was made through thick fog, so little in the way of distant sightings more in the way of sounds, inclu... Read More
by Katie Black
09
March
Monday 09 March, 2020
I browse for brows and those that browse amid the spindly twigs That leap and creep and peep and cheep where berries... Read More
by Douglas Hart