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June 23, 2019

Batman to the rescue!

Well, there’s a bit of luck.  No sooner had we published the contact details of our local bat rescue heroes, Mark and Amanda Wasteney in Shebbear, […]
June 23, 2019

Happy hour again!

This afternoon we were entertained by a sibling pair of house martin fledglings.  Amazingly, it is the first time we have recorded them in 15 years […]
June 14, 2019

New species of leaf butterfly

I couldn’t resist taking a shot of this leaf, not really that thrilling, but it’s shape resembled a butterfly so much I couldn’t help sharing it. […]
June 14, 2019

Field mushroom – oh no, I’m not!

I was out the other day & saw what looked like a field mushroom, strange as it’s the wrong time of year and it was in […]
June 7, 2019


Nothing particularly unusual about finches on the feeder, although the Greenfinch seems to be really struggling in recent years. However, I always get excited when a […]
June 3, 2019

Beetle mania!

I took this today and thought it was just magnificent. Janet ward – 2nd June 2019 Ed. Thanks to Janet for this wonderful shot. An unusual […]
June 1, 2019

The Fairly Famous Grouse

Not a local bird but, with a lot of Springwatch attention at the moment on members of the Grouse family, I thought that I would share […]
June 1, 2019

Touching me, touching you

Don’t overlook the humble dandelion. I saw this ‘pair’ recently and looked closely at the wonderful make-up of the seed head.It made me think of how […]
June 1, 2019

Dawn delight

There was a beautiful dawn sky recently at Brandis Corner which made me think what a wonderful planet we live on. Sadly, we seem to be […]