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March 15, 2016

Early Bird Song

Due to the mild winter, some birds have been singing earlier this year, but soon they will be starting in earnest. I have heard so far;- […]
February 18, 2016

Harlequin Ladybird

We found this Harlequin ladybird having a stroll on our kitchen worktop. We think that it came in on a bunch of cut flowers and after […]
February 14, 2016

Hedging our bets for wildlife

Having recently moved to a property bounded on one side with an old field hedge, we decided to have it laid to increase the wildlife value […]
February 13, 2016


As the new year is now well under way and spring is making its presence slowly apparent, I thought that it would now be a good […]
February 1, 2016


Editing a few photos recently, I came across this picture taken at Fremington Quay. I had always thought it to be a Curlew, but closer inspection […]
December 30, 2015

A Small Tortoiseshell

On boxing day this year, we had an unusual visitor, this small tortoiseshell butterfly decided to join in the festive celebrations. We were just settling down […]
December 8, 2015

Heron in the desert

This is a young grey heron that had possibly lost its way from a foraging site (possibly Iraq) and was rescued by some of my co-workers […]
December 2, 2015

A day out on Dartmoor

Dartmoor isn’t just a place of wonderful scenery and ponies, there are stranger things to be seen!! “Dartmoor Lama Walks” caused quite a stir amongst the […]
November 27, 2015

Crayfish Remains

The remains of a fairly large crayfish, found adjacent to an Otter ‘hauling out’ point on the River Torridge, approximately 750m downstream from it’s intersection with […]