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08
December
Wednesday 08 December, 2021
IT WAS VERY WINDY TODAY. And my least favourite type of weather is wind! First stop, the woodland to receive a stone... Read More
by Sammy Allen
07
December
Wednesday 07 December, 2021
Yesterday, we moved the Hereford Cattle through the Warren, full of Dyers Greenweed (with a few yellow flowers), into ... Read More
by Paul Jones
06
December
Monday 6th December, 2021
A grey and showery start to the day, with banks of high grey cloud rolling steadily across a steely sky. A strong so... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
05
December
Sunday 5th December 2021
Barely a shred of sunlight as I made my way to the boundary to undertake a bit of cutting along one of the rights of w... Read More
by Katie Black
04
December
Saturday 4th December, 2021
Every step squelches into sodden ground as I walk through the meadows this morning. The fields looking quite drab in t... Read More
by Ben Tolley
03
December
Friday 3rd December 2021
Flying around the meadows a wonderful flock of Starlings, 150+ of them taking off, swooping and sweeping across the sk... Read More
by Katie Black
02
December
Thursday 2nd December, 2021
Storm Arwen may not have caused too much damage here at Durlston but it has certainly blown most of the leaves off of ... Read More
by Ben Tolley
01
December
Wednesday 1st December 2021
The sunrise drawing me towards the coast, where the horizon had a fringe of clouds, above which the sun was peeking, a... Read More
by Katie Black
30
November
Tuesday 30th November 2021
The calling of a Chaffinch attracted my attention to a clump of European Spindle, which was covered in bright pink dou... Read More
by Katie Black
29
November
Tuesday 29 November, 2021
Yesterday evening I saw a Fox Cross Lighthouse Road near the neighbouring houses. Arriving at the Centre my arrival se... Read More
by Paul Jones
28
November
Sunday 28th November 2021
What a quite glorious morning, blue sky, brilliant golden sunshine and a gentle wind such a contract with yesterdays ... Read More
by Katie Black
27
November
Saturday 27 November, 2021
I knew I had to walk through the woodland to check for any storm damaged trees. In such strong winds one risks being h... Read More
by Paul Jones
26
November
Friday 26 November 2021
A Jay swooped and landed amongst the branches of a Holm Oak tree, the size and the white rump eliminating all other po... Read More
by Katie Black
25
November
Thursday 25th November, 2021
Shivering branches Adorn plump fluffed up feathers Autumn cools to close A beautiful start to the day with clea... Read More
by Ben Tolley
24
November
Wednesday 24 November, 2021
Along the wooded section of Lighthouse Road tall slender Cherry trees clung onto their leaves. I passed under a Holm O... Read More
by Paul Jones
23
November
Tuesday 23 November, 2021
I was glad I had picked up my scarf and gloves for this mornings patrol. However, it was no cold enough for ice on the... Read More
by Paul Jones
22
November
Monday 22 November 2021
A glorious morning, brilliant sunshine to the east and the pale, white, almost full moon to the west. I was drawn do... Read More
by Katie Black
21
November
Sunday 21st November 2021
The yaffle of a Green Woodpecker came from the direction of the Large Copse, this large green and yellow bird flying a... Read More
by Katie Black
20
November
Saturday 20th November, 2021
A cool yet calm start to the day, still damp with the morning dew. My boots soak through as I wander through the sodde... Read More
by Ben Tolley
19
November
Friday 19th November, 2021
A still, grey start to the day, with a few fragments of bright blue sky gleaming through a heavy blanket of high cloud... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
18
November
Thursday 18th November, 2021
On my journey in it was a Jay that flew up from the approach road. There was a light, cold breeze, and beams of sunlig... Read More
by Paul Jones
17
November
Wednesday 17th November, 2021
A still and sunny morning, with a heavy dew carpeting the meadows and revealing hundreds of sparkling spiderwebs strew... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
16
November
Tuesday 16 November, 2021
A fresh start to the day with crisp air and a gorgeous sunrise to wash away any tiredness. Coming into Durlston a Barn... Read More
by Robin Spanner
15
November
Monday 15th November, 2021
A moody day this morning. The sun made a petty effort to breakthrough the heavy cloud cover, but in the end the cloud... Read More
by Sammy Allen
14
November
Sunday 1th November, 2021
A grey and breezy start to the day, though along the cliffs, the rising sun casts shards of pale gold onto a slaty sea... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
13
November
Saturday 13 November, 2021
Beside the Learning Centre were a pair of House Sparrows accompanied by Robin in the hedgerow. The sun shone and illum... Read More
by Paul Jones
12
November
Friday 12th November, 2021
A very wild, wet and windy start to the day, with a south-westerly wind (gusting up to 41 mph) blasting the park with ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
11
November
Thursday 11 November 2021
What a superb starry night last night, stars as far as the eye could see (and further!), amazing to gaze up at from th... Read More
by Katie Black
10
November
Wednesday 10 November, 2021
Overcast and bit miserable today! The sun did make a vague attempt to breakthrough the clouds but, unfortunately, fail... Read More
by Sammy Allen