As I had an event to attend at Burnby Hall, I had a quick wander round the gardens to see what wild moments may be round the corner. Advertisements
For nature lovers, the Isles of Scilly are synonymous with birds, in particular the autumn migrants that land on the islands in September and October, opening a spectacular catalogue of rarities. So it was a first for me to see … Continue reading
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My plan for day four was to have a walk round the lake at Heslington East, the Eastern campus of the University of York. But pouring rain, heavy traffic, and delayed events left me with about 5 minutes to see … Continue reading
I’ve recently returned from the Isles of Scilly, a naturalists paradise (and a paradise for artists, photographers, really anyone who values natural beauty, peace, and quiet). As such, I’ve got a fair few photos to share, which I’m going to … Continue reading
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With the 2nd ever Yorkshire Puffin Festival coming up on the 15th and 16th of June, I went out to Flamborough to see how things were.
With a nine hour journey on the cards, I thought I’d at least be able to spend it train birding, always a favourite pastime of mine.
A three hour ferry journey from the Isles of Scilly back to the mainland offered the opportunity to see what wildlife was about.
When visiting family in Derby, we will usually have a walk through Chaddesden Park and the wood, in particular checking the ponds for frogs and newts. This has been very productive in the past.
We’ve been fortunate since last year to have a pair of buzzards resident somewhere locally, which means they often go drifting over the house.
We recently took an Easter break up the coast in Northumberland, visiting Warkworth, Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Belford, and finishing on Lindisfarne. Though the weather wasn’t as good as it had been a few days earlier, it was still great to … Continue reading