Author Archives: Jonathan

It’s been a while

Summer 2018 seemed to last forever, Autumn came and went, Winter has almost passed, and apart from a brief record-breaking warm spell at the end of February, things seem to be on track for Spring. I have been meaning to … Continue reading

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Moorhen

While out walking and hoping to spot a water vole I noticed this moorhen sitting on her nest, something I’ve never seen before.  I tried to be as careful as I could while taking the photos but I think the … Continue reading

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Eye of newt, toe of frog

In the past couple of weeks I’ve started to see frogs appearing in the garden, one was just by the house sitting behind a rock, another was in the pond; I’ve also seen a couple of newts in the pond … Continue reading

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Fieldflares

A recent cold spell brought quite a bit of snow which settled on the hills and in the valley, mostly covering everything in white, and remaining (along with ice and slush) for the best part of a week.  This is … Continue reading

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The Cold of Winter

So far since my previous post in October as the temperature dropped we have had a number of frosts, accompanied by ice, snow, and the occasional mist.  Wildlife in the garden looks to be coping, with sightings of blackbirds, coal … Continue reading

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Batty for Autumn

A brief explore out in the garden after sunset this evening was initially a little disappointing – no hedgehogs, no bats, nothing, despite the very mild weather for mid-October thanks to a tropical storm coming in off the Atlantic this … Continue reading

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A little visitor

Just a short report on what the trail camera saw at the hedgehog house.  I set it to 24 hours mode with video and photos, the photos were a little underwhelming (they usually are when it is in video and … Continue reading

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Hedgehog House

Last summer I built a wooden hedgehog house out of an old wooden crate and some bits of wood we had spare (not MDF or similar, but proper planks of wood), put some rubber membrane over it with some sods … Continue reading

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Summer fun

It has been a funny old year so far, with personal difficulties and changes taking up much of my time.  I am attempting to split my spare time between hobbies and interests old and new, including wildflower surveys, gardening (still … Continue reading

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Ratty!

Today I spotted a water vole as it plopped into the ditch by a field, it swam through a tunnel under a field entrance and stood on a small ledge at the other side, watching to see what I would … Continue reading

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