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24
April
Tuesday 24 April, 2018
A mass of green climbs over the wall Its fuelled by sun and rain We tried to push back its endless crawl Now the... Read More
by Douglas Hart
23
April
Monday 23 April, 2018
I felt quite a chill in the breeze but the flush of leaves and blossom clearly stated it was spring. I was fascinate... Read More
by Paul Jones
22
April
Sunday 22nd April 2018
A fantastic storm last night, with huge rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning sheeting across the sky producing ... Read More
by Katie Black
21
April
Saturday 21st April, 2018
A still, mild start to the day, with the smells of spring filling the air a lovely mixture of coconut-scented Gorse, ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
20
April
Friday 20th April 2018
A gorgeous morning on the Country Park with bird song galore percolating across the area. Amongst the repetitious ca... Read More
by Katie Black
19
April
Thursday 19 April, 2018
Outlook: Sunny day with slight breeze I opened the gate, stepping into the blissful quiet of the Woodland Trail. A f... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
18
April
Wednesday 18 April, 2018
Crazy Daisy, lets make a chain Daffy Dill, come brighten up the lane Dandy Lion, help me tell the time Prim litt... Read More
by Douglas Hart
17
April
Tuesday 17th April 2018
As my early patrol began a Green Woodpecker erupted from the long grass just beside me, the bright yellow rump showing... Read More
by Katie Black
16
April
Monday 16 April, 2018
After eight months working at Durlston, spending the winter scrub clearing, cowing moving and hole digging to mention ... Read More
by Catherine Carter
15
April
Sunday 15th April, 2018
A still, misty start to the day, but despite the lack of sunshine spring is definitely starting to work its magic. A... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
14
April
Saturday 14 April, 2018
A silken blanket laced with hairs might seem like poor protection But if you tear through The hairs will get you ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
13
April
Friday 13 April, 2018
So much is told to us through sound So much the ears bestow We hear what stirs for miles around Their lives are ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
12
April
Thursday 12 April, 2018
Through the woodland this morning I heard the drumming of a Great Spotted Woodpecker, following the sound I spotted it... Read More
by Catherine Carter
11
April
Wednesday 11th April, 2018
A lovely spring morning with more signs of spring appearing by the day. Around the park, trees are bursting their buds... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
10
April
Tuesay 10 April 2018
Another morning of fog and drizzle, the paths have once again turned slippery and muddy. As I wandered down to the cli... Read More
by Katie Black
09
April
Monday 09 April, 2018
Long and sharp the Blackthorns spines protrude from every limb All winter long theyve stood in lines on branches dar... Read More
by Douglas Hart
08
April
Sunday 08 April, 2018
I went to seek out freshly emerged flowers only to discover the fresh purple (to me) leaves of Sea Kale amongst Tor Gr... Read More
by P.Jones
07
April
Saturday 7th April, 2018
A very mild, grey start to the day, with some sunshine filtering through a sky full of cobbled clouds. Just outside ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
06
April
Friday 6th April, 2018
After several early rounds with my head and hood down, trudging through stinging rain, by contrast, this morning we en... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
05
April
Thursday 05 April, 2018
Todays weather: Sunny and warm As the morning began, the breeze was chill, pinking my cheeks. By contrast the sun wa... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
04
April
Wednesday 04 April, 2018
The rain has started falling once I began to write, how lucky was that? A rather windy start with gust up to 34 knot... Read More
by P.Jones
03
April
Tuesday 3rd April 2018
As I began my patrol I watched a small flock of tits moving through the Blackthorn tree, which now has buds almost rea... Read More
by Katie Black
02
April
Monday 2nd April, 2018
A damp start to the day, with almost 20mm of rain in the last 24 hours. Underfoot, grassy paths squelch underfoot, whi... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
01
April
Sunday 01 April, 2018
Rabbits bounded off away from me beside the centre then at the gully floor. A pair of Hereford Cattle initially seemed... Read More
by P.Jones
31
March
Saturday 31st March 2018
What a delight to see a shaft of sunlight blasting onto the water just off Durlston Head, faint drizzle was still fall... Read More
by Katie Black
30
March
Friday 30 March, 2018
I unpeeled the soggy pages of my note book to begin todays diary. Outside the gutters were trickling and the drains we... Read More
by P.Jones
29
March
Thursday 29 March, 2018
The changing light was amazing today, every time we looked through the trees, across the meadows or out to sea it was ... Read More
by Catherine Carter
28
March
Wednesday 28th March 2018
A damp early morning, with cold drizzle steadily falling, off to the meadows to see how spring was springing very slo... Read More
by Katie Black
27
March
Tuesday 27 March, 2018
April brings fourth yellow flowers, its the Cowslips time to shine But Gorse can be found The whole year round A... Read More
by Douglas Hart
26
March
Monday 26th March, 2018
A glorious spring morning, with rich blue skies scuffed with a few scraps of high cloud and golden sunshine pouring do... Read More
by Ali Tuckey