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05
July
Tuesday 5th July 2022
A July morning full of Skylarks singing, least 3 different ones were proclaiming from above the meadows, whilst anothe... Read More
by Katie Black
04
July
Monday 04 July, 2022
Leaving the Learning Centre, I was met with the sound of a Magpie calling from the roof of the building. The distant c... Read More
by Hannah Hastings
03
July
Sunday 3rd July 2022
Bright warm sunshine for my early stroll around Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve, with the sky patched wi... Read More
by Katie Black
02
July
Saturday 2nd July, 2022
Our last seabird boat trip of the year last night always a little bittersweet, as we say goodbye to the bulk of our b... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
01
July
Friday, 1st July 2022
On my arrival at the park, my eyes are drawn to the masses of Pyramidal Orchids which abound through the verges, among... Read More
by Ben Holley
30
June
Thursday 30 June, 2022
As I start my walk past the wildlife garden three Blue Tits fly past infront of me landing in a Hawthorn. It seemed to... Read More
by Hannah Hastings
29
June
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Starting out early across the meadows I was captivated by the sight of two iridescent green Thick-kneed Flower Beetles... Read More
by Katie Black
28
June
Tuesday, 28th June, 2022
Evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane once joked that if a god or divine being had created all living organisms on Ear... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
27
June
Monday 27 June, 2022
Leaving the centre, I end up running back to grab my waterproof coat as it starts to rain. I decide to take a more she... Read More
by Hannah Hastings
26
June
Sunday 26th June, 2022
A bright and breezy start to the day, with a strong south-westerly breeze hissing among the leaves of Elm, Ash, Sycamo... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
25
June
Saturday 25th June, 2022
Both a Bloody-nosed Beetle and Garden Snail were near safely completing their journeys across the tarmac road. Despite... Read More
by Paul Jones
24
June
Friday 24th June 2022
The unexpected sound of a Cuckoo started my day, the repetitive cook-coo coming from somewhere close, but the bird its... Read More
by Katie Black
23
June
Thursday 23rd June 2022
Under the mostly grey skies a few Swallows were flying, a couple swooping low over the pond just in front of the hide,... Read More
by Katie Black
22
June
Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Another warm sunny morning, with a gently north-easterly breeze, perfect I felt for a wander out towards the downs. ... Read More
by Katie Black
21
June
Tuesday 21st June, 2022
A Bloody nosed Beetle crawled over tarmac, later a second would be seen on the short turf of the cliff tops amongst wh... Read More
by Paul Jones
20
June
Monday 20th June 2022
Out into the meadows this morning, where the strong north-east wind was blowing across, producing gorgeous ripple effe... Read More
by Katie Black
19
June
Sunday 19 June, 2022
A rather windy start to the morning had post of the birds staying close to the trees choosing to hop between branches ... Read More
by Hannah Hastings
18
June
Saturday 18th June, 2022
Following a hot and humid night, I was pleased to see cloud covering the sky this morning. Bringing with it, a slightl... Read More
by Ben Holley
17
June
Friday 17th June 2022
A warm start to the day, with a Slowworm wriggling its way across the limestone chipped path. The bronze colour of thi... Read More
by Katie Black
16
June
Thursday 16th June, 2022
My first insect of the morning was a Bloody-nosed Beetle, whilst todays most prolific butterfly was the Marbled White,... Read More
by Paul Jones
15
June
Wednesday 15th June, 2022
It felt positively summery this morning, with the sun already high in the sky, and its heat already beating beating do... Read More
by Ben Holley
14
June
Tuesday 14th June, 2022
Rows and floes of angel hair, And ice cream castles in the air, And feather canyons everywhere Joni Mitchell, Clo... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
13
June
Monday 13th June, 2022
Its a hot start to the day, with the Sun already high in the sky, so I decide to take a cooler walk through the shade ... Read More
by Ben Holley
12
June
Sunday 12 June, 2022
Heading through the car park car towards Long Meadow I was met with the laugh of a Green Woodpecker hiding somewhere i... Read More
by Hannah Hastings
11
June
Saturday 11 June, 2022
This morning one Buff Tailed Bumble Bee visited the flowers of White Clover, near the car park. Another visited Wild T... Read More
by Paul Jones
10
June
Friday 10th June 2022
Out to sea a large flock of seabirds, the calling sound of a Sandwich Tern the most obvious sound, wonderful to watch ... Read More
by Katie Black
09
June
Thursday 9th June, 2022
Pyramidal Orchids bloomed amongst the car park verge, but I had to wait for Long Meadow to see Common Spotted Orchid s... Read More
by Paul Jones
08
June
Wednesday 8th June 2022
Basking on the map of southern England, of which Swanage is the centre (to be found on the wall of the Castle), was a ... Read More
by Katie Black
07
June
Tuesday 7th June, 2022
Isnt it a lovely day to get caught in the rain? Despite my soggy trousers and damp socks, it really is! Fog and rain... Read More
by Ali Tuckey