Recent local outings

Recent local outings

I have been on a couple of little walks recently although we are now back to wind and rain, including thunderstorms.  A quick walk around Fobney Lock was very quiet but I did watch a pair of Kestrels chasing each other and a Green Woodpecker took off from the path right in front of me. […]

Damp morning at Dinton

Damp morning at Dinton

The cold damp mornings are really good for seeing spiders’ webs as they glisten with dew. and some webs just look a big, sticky mess… and a few late Darters were trying to catch a bit of warmth on the footpath and among the shrubs by the path. When the wind blows, trees that look […]

Garden Snippets and Everlasting Tadpoles

There is lots of activity in the garden – birds, butterflies, insects etc.  We have even had two short downpours so we have finally got some more spare water in the butts for when the pond needs topping up as rainwater is best. I’ll start with the everlasting tadpoles which seem very reluctant to turn […]

Bury Down

Bury Down

The weather is extremely hot so I haven’t been out much in the day but I have tried to get out early in the morning or in the early evening when it is a bit cooler.  We like going to the Berkshire Downs in the early evening but while it is nice for walking, the light […]