Monthly Archives: February 2011

Heralding Spring

So a few days of milder weather arrive and spring is here: the frogs think so anyway.  The pond outside the Northumberland Wildlife Trust offices in Gosforth (Newcastle upon Tyne) has filled with frogs and their spawn.  I may have … Continue reading

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In Northumberland – but looking back

We have returned to Northumberland in England to some dreary weather.  At last the sun shone today, albeit a little halfheartedly.  Today saw a trip out to Shaftoe Crags a few miles north of Stamfordham.  The leafless birch trees and … Continue reading

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Into the Valley of Fire

The Valley of Fire is a Nevada State Park next to Lake Mead National Recreation Area – designations galore.  It is another impressive desert area with fantastic rock formations, ancient petroglyphs and short trails into the red and white rocks. … Continue reading

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Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge

There are many different designations for Land in the USA. National Wildlife Refuges are smaller than National Parks but many of them are far bigger than most British nature reserves. The Bill Williams River NWR is a tributary of the … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park lies on the transition zone between the Mojave and Colorado deserts. The western half of the park is high, dry and, at night, cold. The eastern half drops down on to the even drier Pinto Basin. … Continue reading

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