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February
Thursday 27 Feb, 2020
Primula Vulgaris is a pleasant contradiction The name of this spring flower is a curious piece of diction Primula ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
26
February
Wednesday 26th February 2020
A glorious early morning with the sound of birdsong providing a wonderful accompaniment to my walk. The churring of ... Read More
by Katie Black
25
February
Tuesday 25 February, 2020
You only hear the things you hear, and not the things you dont The bucket drains more every year, old contents unbek... Read More
by Douglas Hart
24
February
Monday 24th February, 2020
Upon arrival the reliable Carrion Crows were seen upon the grasslands seeking out soil or surface dwelling mini-beasts... Read More
by Paul Jones
23
February
Sunday 23 February, 2020
Our creche, our home, our promised land is too a mausoleum We live beneath the spires of those who claimed a bygone ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
22
February
Saturday 22nd February 2020
Another really blustery day ahead, so to start a trip to the coast path above Tilly Whim to enjoy the sight of the sea... Read More
by Katie Black
21
February
Friday 21st February 2020
A windy but sunny early morning, and it felt like another trip to the clifftop was in order. On the water, which was... Read More
by Katie Black
20
February
Thursday 20 February, 2020
Oh as I go about the Downs a thousand jewels await Stiped and skirted, frilled and gilled, theyre all sure to elate ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
19
February
Wednesday 19th February 2020
The gorgeous sound of a Song Thrush was filling the air as I walked across the meadows, this bird was perched on the t... Read More
by Katie Black
18
February
Tuesday 18th February 2020
After the wonderfully clear star filled skies last night, under which a Fox was howling, this morning dawned bright an... Read More
by Katie Black
17
February
Monday 17 February, 2020
I dont care for a squall at all, not a little teensy bit Even if the squall is small, Ill give it a miss, not a hit ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
16
February
Sunday 16 February, 2020
By searing solar engine we were set a world apart Drawn skyward from the briny deep our parting then did start I s... Read More
by Douglas Hart
15
February
Saturday 15th February, 2020
Not quite the calm before the storm, but nonetheless, not a bad start to the day for the morning rounds. Overhead, the... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
14
February
Friday 14 February, 2020
Beauty assumes its thousand-sided guise Each face unique and yet beautys quintessence Each new encounter takes me ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
13
February
Thursday 13th February 2020
Wildlife seemed to be hiding away this morning, something to do with the very heavy rain showers coming along thick an... Read More
by Katie Black
12
February
Wednesday 12 February, 2020
What sound is this that stirs my heart? From which Ive been so long apart? A treasure found upon my stroll A mis... Read More
by Douglas Hart
11
February
Tuesday 11th February, 2020
What a difference a couple of days make! My last diary, on Sunday was a battle through 60+mph winds and driving rain, ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
10
February
Monday 10 February 2020
Down to the cliffs this morning to enjoy the effects of the storm, the grey water seething towards the rock face, the ... Read More
by Katie Black
09
February
Sunday 9th February, 2020
A spectacular start to the day, with the Park buffeted by strong south-westerly winds, gusting up to 60 mph earlier th... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
08
February
Sunday 08 February, 2020
On the approach road the Viburnum flowers were most obvious. I passed under the branches of an Ash which were occupied... Read More
by Paul Jones
07
February
Friday 7th February, 2020
A lovely morning, with blue skies, sunshine and the sounds and smells of the Park starting to awaken after a long, wet... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
06
February
Thursday 6th February 2020
The sound of birdsong the feature of the day in an otherwise silent morning, a variety of calls, partial songs and ala... Read More
by Katie Black
05
February
Wednesday 5th February 2020
A glorious morning, the sun rising above the calm sea, encouraging me to the clifftops to enjoy the view. Looking so... Read More
by Katie Black
04
February
Tuesday 4th February 2020
What a lovely surprise for the morning patrol, with the National Nature Reserve bathed in a gentle yellow glow as the ... Read More
by Katie Black
03
February
Monday 03 February, 2020
This mornings highlight was staring into the big distinctive face of a Fox near Saxon Quarr. Its eyes stared back at m... Read More
by Paul Jones
02
February
Sunday 02 February, 2020
Yesterday we reopened part of the cliff top coast path. Whilst a dead end walk it enabled views of the cliff nesting s... Read More
by Paul Jones
01
February
Saturday 1st February 2020
As the fog began to roll back the views of Durlston Bay emerged, followed by Peveril Point and then even Old Harry Roc... Read More
by Katie Black
31
January
Friday 31 January, 2020
Another morning of a suction and squelch walk through the puddles upon the clay. As it was misty, I only heard Herford... Read More
by P.Jones
30
January
Thursday 30 January, 2020
Where am I now? I thought I knew Besieged by fog constricted view The once familiar now estranged So quickly cir... Read More
by Douglas Hart
29
January
Wednesday 29th Jan 2020
A brilliant pink sunrise greeted my arrival, the chalk of Old Harry and Ballard no longer white but pink, the sea a si... Read More
by Katie Black