Monthly Archives: March 2012

Spring at full tilt

Celandine, wild strawberry, primrose, violets – all in flower going up the lane. Chiff-chaff and robin going mad in the hedgerow amongst unidentified others. Get up on to the open moor and there is a red and white paraglider trying … Continue reading

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Kingfisher karma?

In the spirit of “My name is Earl” I think that karma was working down on the Dart this morning. Rocky and I were having a quick stroll along the river, through Holne Woods, when I came across a huge pile of dog … Continue reading

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A real rock garden and one happy dog

Despite some grey and gloomy days here on Dartmoor we have also had some perfect sunny Spring days this year. On one recently I took Rocky to Mel Tor – one of his favourite haunts. (Probably best not to use that … Continue reading

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Of daffodils and dippers

Spring has arrived on Dartmoor! The wild daffodils are out down by the river Dart.   I’ve hardly seen any birds on the Dart this winter, unlike last winter when I saw several goosanders and even a flock of manadarin … Continue reading

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