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24
May
Sunday 24th, May, 2020
Silly season had started early. Over the weekend myself and an Avon Heath colleague went posting BBQs BURN MORE THAN B... Read More
by Paul Jones
23
May
Saturday 23rd May 2020
Spent a little while this morning and last night searching expectantly for the first Guillemot chicks on the ledge wh... Read More
by Katie Black
22
May
Friday 22 May, 2020
At the car park edges Wild Rose and Dogwood were in flower. The latter had flower head clusters consisting of many fou... Read More
by Paul Jones
21
May
Thursday 21st May, 2020
Another hot morning almost 18 degrees before 9am, with a gentle north-easterly breeze carrying with it the smell of M... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
20
May
Wednesday 20th May 2020
As I started my walk a Swallow swooped past me, its dark blue easily seen as it went, while another few followed on be... Read More
by Katie Black
19
May
Tuesday 19 May, 2020
A world of blue and white above, with green and white beneath The woodlands fair are richly laced with a creamy flow... Read More
by Douglas Hart
18
May
Monday 18 May, 2020
Having seen Tadpoles over the weekend I was drawn to the wildlife pond. As expected, the presence of eleven Smooth New... Read More
by Paul Jones
17
May
Sunday 17th May 2020
Another sunny morning as I patrolled the Durlston National Nature Reserve, everything alive with sound, colour and mov... Read More
by Katie Black
16
May
Saturday 16 May, 2020
Today at last I did achieve A goal Ive long declared To win you must of course believe But fortune favours the p... Read More
by Douglas Hart
15
May
Friday 15th May 2020
The downland is a picture at present, with flowers, grasses and birds in abundance. Perched in the top of a Wild App... Read More
by Katie Black
14
May
Thursday 14th May, 2020
The loud tweetering of a Chaffinch welcomed me into the woodland this morning. I walked through the large oak pillars ... Read More
by Ben Tolley
13
May
Wednesday 13 May, 2020
I see a speeding UFO approaching low and fast A blur of wing, plumage and colour swiftly flying past I feel as if ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
12
May
Tuesday 12th May 2020
A much calmer day following the strong winds yesterday. The sun shines bright, yet I still questioned my decision to n... Read More
by Ben Tolley
11
May
Monday 11th May 2020
An amazing change in the weather, the temperature fluctuated from 18.2 yesterday morning to 5.2 overnight 13c change!... Read More
by Katie Black
10
May
Sunday 10 May, 2020
Can beauty truly lie in something made to be discarded? A brief distraction tossed aside once fleetingly regarded ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
09
May
Saturday 9th May, 2020
Durlstons grassland is incredible at this time of year almost every day brings something new, but also familiar very... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
08
May
Friday 08 May, 2020
I walk the field of short-cropped grass A flat, unbroken verdant mass But drawn to blooms upon the floor I see, ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
07
May
Thursday 7th May
The song of a Skylark accompanied my early walk, the beautiful song in marked difference to the scratchy song of the C... Read More
by Katie Black
06
May
Wednesday 6th May, 2020
A glorious spring morning, with not a cloud in the sky and already feeling pleasantly warm even before 9am. As I wal... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
05
May
Tuesday 05 May, 2020
Catkins dangled from the Silver Birch beside the car park, whilst the wind had detached several Sycamore flowers from ... Read More
by Paul Jones
04
May
Monday 04 May, 2020
See our helmets looming through the cover of the trees We know we are unwelcome, but we travel as we please We hav... Read More
by Douglas Hart
03
May
Sunday 03 May, 2020
My mission was to check on the Hereford Cattle in Saxon as I had expanded their grazing area, slightly yesterday. It h... Read More
by Paul Jones
02
May
Saturday 2nd May, 2020
Spring is really here! As I walk up through the woodland, leaves in every shade of green form a living canopy above my... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
01
May
Friday 1st May 2020
The wonderful sound of a Skylark greeted me as I stepped out to begin the early patrol. A long search through the most... Read More
by Katie Black
30
April
Thursday 30 April, 2020
Complex beyond ken A million turning cogs To all it adapts The countenance of the park continues to change as m... Read More
by Douglas Hart
29
April
Wednesday 29 April, 2020
Near the Centre were the vivid mustard colour umbel flowers of Wild Parsnip whilst upon the Wares Cowslips and Early P... Read More
by Paul Jones
28
April
Tuesday 28th April
A strange early morning, as the drizzle was tumbling out of a completely grey sky, such a change from recently. Underf... Read More
by Katie Black
27
April
Monday 27th April, 2020
A lovely spring morning, though a little more overcast than the last few days. Nonetheless, patches of blue sky and su... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
26
April
Sunday 26th April, 2020
It was a delight to escape Field 38 where some 700 metres of ongoing fencing has been a priority for me. In the Wildli... Read More
by Paul Jones