Tag Archives: Wildlife

Wordless Wednesday – Cornflower blue

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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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Wordless Wednesday – The last apples and the fieldfare

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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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#Wild Wednesday: I spy … a Stonechat

On one of my daily walks this week I noticed an unusual bird in a row of ash trees planted alongside the road. It was hopping from tree to tree, always just ahead of me, rather like a robin would … Continue reading

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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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Flashes of brilliance – The Jersey Tiger Moth

A few weeks ago my son spotted and snapped a photo of a Jersey Tiger moth on the side of our house. It was the first time we’d ever heard or seen one. Butterfly Conservation list the Jersey Tiger Moth … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Looking after Baby

Many people have commented that Lockdown is resulting in perfect, crystal clear skies and a tranquil, traffic-lite soundtrack to outdoor activities. So, is it just me imagining it or is nature also getting rowdier? I guess there have been plenty … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Astronauts!

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Wordless Wednesday – A Smooth Newt

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