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…
Sidmouth Hospiscare

Sidmouth Hospiscare

The demand for services like Hospiscare is expected to increase significantly over the coming years. For almost 35 years, Sidmouth Hospiscare has been offering care…
Rodeo Days

Rodeo Days

I was talking to a farmer recently and I mentioned that when I see a vet on the TV these days, they seem to have…
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…
A life on the road pt 2

A life on the road pt 2

In the post-war days a job for an assistant invariably came with accommodation and a car.  In my case the living was No.1 Bird’s Nest…
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