Category Archives: Nature

Six on Saturday – All things being equal!

Well, it is the Vernal Equinox today. Day and night are the same length … and so we can look forward to increasingly lovely, long days and outside living. I’ve been clearing up the patio in preparation. Moving bird feeders … Continue reading

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Mill Road Cemetery: A resting place, a wildlife refuge and community fulcrum

Lockdown has seen me taking local walks in places that I would have never thought to explore (or even walk to) previously. This week, an appointment in town left me with time to kill in Cambridge itself and, as I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Byron’s Pool, Cambridge: A Literary Walk

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Wordless Wednesday – Never underestimate the value of a saucer of water to wildlife

      * RSPB – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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Wildlife Wednesday – A slice of life at the Marjoram Cafe

I have Sweet Marjoram growing in several places in the garden and I am particularly fond of its golden form: Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’, which looks good for months on end. It glows cheerfully from the time it pushes out the … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – 15 mins amongst the butterflies

Taking 15 minutes amongst the butterflies daily …What could be a nicer way of spending some time outside just now than watching and counting butterflies? Yes, the annual survey of these wonders (launched by the Butterfly Conservation organisation in 2010) … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Astronauts!

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Wordless Wednesday – Adopted by Mallards

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Earthstars in the garden

Sounds rather Sci-Fi or New Age doesn’t it? But what I am talking about here is a fungus and I can’t quite believe how excited I was to find them … in our garden! I only found them because I … Continue reading

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 6: Walk in a wood and your troubles fade away

Walk in a wood and your troubles fade away … seems true for me. Sadly, living on the edge of the fens there aren’t many sizeable woods around here and Thetford Forest (our nearest) is mostly a conifer mono-culture, which … Continue reading

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