Tag Archives: nature

Six on Saturday – 22/01/2022

Well, there’s definitely noticeable extra daylight in the afternoons now. You can still see what you are doing outside at ~4:30pm. It makes you feel like getting on with a few projects. So we made a start on some work … Continue reading

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A walk round RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

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Wordless Wednesday – Will this be a useful Christmas present?

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A blossom bower

Deep in the puffs of apple blossom, With surround-sound provided by buzzing bees, A cosy nest has been built. Well, I say ‘built’ and ‘cosy’, but we are talking about wood pigeons here … and that means it’s actually a … Continue reading

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#WildWednesday – The long and the short of it

This year’s winner, at least in my own counting for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch (end of January), was the Long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus. They also happen to be my favourite of our regular visiting birds. Long-tailed tits are a … Continue reading

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

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Wordless Wednesday – Ghost Trees in the Fog

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Six on Saturday – In just one word: Courgettes!

25/07/2020 OK, I know am not alone, but I’ve got a courgette mountain. I put half the current pile outside the gate this morning, with a sign to let people know that they are free to good homes (or indeed … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A Woodpecker and a Chaffinch walk into a bar …

 

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Wildlife Wednesday – Knapweed Magnetism

Over the years I have noticed that knapweed is as attractive as thistles to winged insects. It has similar shaped flowers and is a similar colour, but thank goodness it is a lot less prickly than thistles. So I’ve happily … Continue reading

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