Oak Apples

Oak Apples

All is not what it seems out there in nature, I'd assumed that an oak apple was a deformed acorn. Oak Galls which are otherwise…
Feeding on the wing

Feeding on the wing

The swift’s eyes have located the prey (if you follow their glance on the image below) - a humble fly that’s no match for the…
What about the pony?

What about the pony?

I was watching a child being taught and if you were just listening and not watching you could be forgiven for thinking that the child…
It’s orchid time!

It’s orchid time!

Would you like to walk in wildflower meadows and see our native orchids as well as other wildflowers? It all kicks off at the start…
Spring is newly sprung

Spring is newly sprung

The very first vestiges of spring were evident at the end of February, snowdrops were nearly over as expected and many gardens had daffodils out…
Woodland Wonder

Woodland Wonder

Wondering around your local parks and woodlands in spring, you can almost hear trees creaking as the sap rises.   All manner of sticky, sap…
Birds of Devon Rivers

Birds of Devon Rivers

Most of Devon’s rivers have their source on Dartmoor or Exmoor such as the rivers Exe, Teign, Dart, Plym, Torridge and Taw, but others like the rivers  Axe, Otter and  Tamar rise outside the county.
Moving stories

Moving stories

I’m writing this on a bleak mid-winter’s day - all grey skies and biting winds. As consolation I find my mind turning to warmer thoughts…
Heathland Wonders

Heathland Wonders

Our heathlands are unique cultural landscapes that owe their existence to centuries of human clearance and animal grazing. by Nigel Jones Heathlands are beautiful places,…
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