Category Archives: Wildlife

Nature – she persists

It is easy to look at a winter landscape and think that all has gone – nature is dead and cold. To think that there is nothing to see and nothing happening. If you look though there is so much … Continue reading

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Planting flowers

I like many people I see lots of memes on social media these days. One in particular struck me as very pertinent at the beginning of this year. Two people are chatting whilst one of ┬áthem is gardening. The watcher … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016 – not sorry to see you go.

2016 was not a good year. Apart from all the grim and ghastly things happening in the news, that seemed to rock the foundations of the type of society I thought I lived in and promised more un-nerving and disturbing … Continue reading

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Owl baby 2105

We’ve had our own owl baby again this year. I am told, by those that know these sort of things, that it is a tawny owl baby and jolly noisy it is too. We have plenty of tawny owls around … Continue reading

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Owl Baby?

For the last few nights something has been sitting in the trees in the garden at night making a noise like a squeaky hinge. I’ve tried shining the torch at all the trees,but can’t see anything, because of the leaf … Continue reading

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A pack of stoats take a trip

Driving to work this morning across Dartmoor I spotted something small,dark and moving on the road ahead of me. It was just at a point where the road runs between two stone walls, between two stretches of open moorland. At … Continue reading

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Hornet Helper

Dartmoor has a rich variety of wildlife which is wonderful, but occasionally has it’s moments. Popping into the greenhouse this afternoon to check on some seedlings I heard a loud buzzing. I’m used to rescuing bumblebees and honey bees, but … Continue reading

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