Flora and fauna – Ouzels
Apr21

Flora and fauna – Ouzels

In my book there are wild creatures, and there are WILD creatures. The former include bluetits, rabbits, robins, blackbirds and so on…the sort we see every day, but the latter, they are the ones that haven’t seen much of humankind. They spend most of their lives in wild, sometimes desolate places and scarper at the slightest disturbance. Fieldfares and redwings, our winter-visiting thrushes, curlews, wheatears and other birds of the...

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Flora and fauna – the field vole
Mar08

Flora and fauna – the field vole

Spring must be on its way if the voles are starting to nest – enjoy this short interlude where life is so simple in the gardens of New Mills

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Weather watch
Mar01

Weather watch

Just when you thought Spring had sprung we have sleet and snow on its way starting Sunday evening, wrap up warm as it doesn’t look good all week.

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