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September
Thursday 16 September, 2021
Everything seemed to be in pairs this morning as I walked through the first meadow, 2 Carrion Crows were walking aroun... Read More
by Catherine Carter
15
September
Wednesday 15th September, 2021
A still, sunny morning, with the gentlest of northerly breezes wandering through the dry grasses, making their stems r... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
14
September
Tuesday 14 September, 2021
A damp start to the morning, the cloud low but the air warm. A Grey Squirrel was spiralling up a Sycamore tree its bod... Read More
by Catherine Carter
13
September
Monday 13 September, 2021
Driving up Lighthouse Road I scattered a mischief of half a dozen Magpies. I arrived to cloudy, overcast but dry condi... Read More
by Paul Jones
12
September
Sunday 12th September 2021`
As I began my early patrol there was a very pleasant slight autumn chill in the air which was gone an hour later! T... Read More
by Katie Black
11
September
Saturday 11 September, 2021
Vapour trails marked the blue sky between the clouds. Some leaf edges had dried and curled upon a Sycamore beside the ... Read More
by Paul Jones
09
September
Thursday 9th September, 2021
A great mist blanketed the park at dawn. Id been for a run first thing and my trainers got soaked through from the mor... Read More
by Ben Tolley
07
September
06
September
Monday 06 September, 2021
A duo of Magpie explored the car park verges as I arrived. A spider web bridged the space between a parking machine an... Read More
by Paul Jones
05
September
Sunday 5th September 2021
Another grey but warm mornings patrol, with a few runners and walkers also enjoying the National Nature Reserve. The... Read More
by Katie Black
04
September
Saturday 4th September 2021
The fragrant smell ascending from the Buddleia made a lovely morning welcome to the country park, now just turning bro... Read More
by Catherine Carter
03
September
Friday 3rd September 2021
An autumnal morning for a stroll, with the calling of Goldfinches and flocks of Chaffinches in the air. Flitting about... Read More
by Katie Black
02
September
Thursday 2nd September, 2021
A bit of a chill in the air this morning, exacerbated by a breeze rolling through the woodland from the East. Perhaps ... Read More
by Ben Tolley
31
August
Tuesday 31 August, 2021
Looking over the newly cut meadows as I walked up to Durlston the fresh lush grass looked vivid as the morning sun sho... Read More
by Catherine Carter
30
August
Monday 30th August 2021
Hovering above the fields, a Kestrel, the quivering of the wings and tail enabling the head to remain perfectly still ... Read More
by Katie Black
29
August
Sunday 29th August 2021
Glorious is I think the best description for this Sunday morning, warm (but not too hot sunshine) a gentle breeze and ... Read More
by Katie Black
28
August
Saturday 28th August, 2021
This morning I began my walk at Belle Vue, entering the woodland below the towering canopy of Durlstons largest tree; ... Read More
by Ben Tolley
27
August
Friday 27 August, 2021
A Robin was singing its sweet morning song from the top of a telephone wire, its bright red breast shining against the... Read More
by Catherine Carter
26
August
Thursday 26th August 2021
The loud cackle of a Green Woodpecker heard as I walked through the newly mown meadow, standing on top of a remaining ... Read More
by Katie Black
26
August
Monday 06 August, 2021
A duo of Magpie explored the car park verges as I arrived. A spider web bridged the space between a parking machine an... Read More
by Paul Jones
25
August
Wednesday 25th August, 2021
A beautiful late summer morning, with the wonderful scent of new-mown hay drifting across the Park, as our meadow cuts... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
24
August
Tuesday 24th August, 2021
Between the light cloud vapour tails traversed the sky. Despite this a later silent jumbo jet made no visible mark. I ... Read More
by Paul Jones
23
August
Monday 23 August, 2021
Despite the wind, there were plenty of butterflies and birds on the wing this morning. The first sighting of the day w... Read More
by Sammy Allen
22
August
Sunday 22nd August, 2021
After some heavy showers last night, a fresh, sunny start to the day (a lovely morning for our free Park Yoga session,... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
21
August
Saturday 21st August, 2021
A quiet and gloomy start to the day. Just the sound of a gentle breeze rolling in across Durlston Bay and rustling lea... Read More
by Ben Tolley
20
August
Friday 20th August, 2021
A grey, but dry start to the day, with a sky streaked with flinty blue-grey cloud and feeling fresher after some overn... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
19
August
Thursday 19 August, 2021
There was a slight chill in the air this morning with temperature being a mild 15 degrees, very pleasant for a morning... Read More
by Catherine Carter
18
August
Wednesday 18th August 2021
I started my early patrol to the accompaniment of a flock of Goldfinches, twittering and tinkling from the rambling Bl... Read More
by Katie Black