More New Places. A Look Back At 2017, Part 2

Picking this up again in early July. With 30 Days Wild completed and another week off work, it seemed like a good time to head out and tick some of the places off my ever growing list of where I want to visit. New Places RSPB The Lodge The first place this week was RSPB…

Where Did The Time Go? A Look Back At 2017, Part 1

It’s been quite a while since I last wrote anything on here, almost a year since my last post. I did start writing about 30 Days Wild at the beginning of July last year, but then things got on top of me and I never finished it. Then it was August, then October, and Christmas, and…

Spring Begins

As March saw out the winter and brought in the spring, life has surged back into the garden. The weather is warming, the plants are flowering and the minibeasts are out and about again. The crocuses were out in force at the start of the month, with lovely displays of deep purple and white, closely followed by…

Summer in the Garden

As the days become shorter and colder, the leaves start to change and autumn gets underway, lets take a look back at life in the garden from the last few months.

The Lowest Place in the UK

I’d been meaning to take a trip to the Great Fen for a while, so one day in July off I went. There are a number of parts to the Great Fen, but the two main areas are Holme Fen and Woodwalton Fen. Holme Fen has been on TV a few times, showcasing the landscape restoration and the…

Short Wood and Southwick Wood

Very late with this one! I mentioned in my 30 Days Wild post that for the final weekend of June I decided to go to somewhere I hadn’t been before. So on that weekend I headed off to a Wildlife Trusts nature reserve near Oundle that comprises two woodlands called Short Wood and Southwick Wood, with a meadow and…

30 Days Wild 2016

For those who haven’t read my earlier posts, 30 Days Wild is a month long campaign run by the Wildlife Trusts throughout June to encourage people to get outside and reconnect with nature. Obviously I don’t really need to reconnect with nature – I spend a large amount of my spare time outside as it is!…

Spring in the Garden, 2016

We’re now well beyond the solstice and into the season of summer, so this is coming a bit late. But here’s a quick look back at some of the things I found in the garden during spring this year. Just goes to show what a variety of life one small garden can contain! To see all…

New Adventures: A Look Back At 2015, Part 3

One day in 2014, whilst looking through photos scanned from my old films,  I had found a photo of Malham Cove. It was a photo I’d taken when I’d last been to the Yorkshire Dales, 20 years earlier!

New Places: A Look Back At 2015, Part 2

In 2014 the Prince’s Countryside Fund had run big social media campaign around National Countryside Week, their annual awareness week. The challenge had been to walk a “country mile” and post up a “walkie” photo of you out on your walk. This had proved to be hugely popular!

New Beginnings: A Look Back At 2015, Part 1

Looking back, 2015 was probably my most enjoyed year for a long time: a year of learning; of new opportunities and experiences; a year of new adventures. So I’m kicking off 2016 and a new website with a look back at everything that happened last year.