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Walk with me – Chalk quarries and ridges

As I ate my twelve grapes to the bongs of Big Ben marking the outgoing year, as 2020 slipped into 2021, my only New Year’s resolution was to get out more and walk. Nine months of Lockdowns and restrictions may … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Orchids

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Wordless Wednesday – In an octopus’s garden in the … sun

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A Hillside of Perfect Purple Pasque Flowers

Last year I discovered that I live very close to one of the largest colonies of pasque flowers in the country. Of course I hasten along to investigate and enjoy the delightful spectacle and this year I have kept a … Continue reading

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The East Pit and the rare Moon Carrot

That sounds like a title of a children’s book, but a couple of weeks ago I went on an evening walk lead by members of the Wildlife Trust in an old chalk quarry in Cambridge and discovered a whole load … Continue reading

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An Old Chalk Pit filled with Orchids – Nature Wins

At the edge of our village lies a disused clunch (and coprolite) pit, unworked since the beginning of the 20th Century. It is a relative small affair compared to others nearby (see for instance blogger Jonathan Spain’s account of the … Continue reading

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