Monthly Archives: August 2011

High Cup Nick

It was a reasonable day for the end of October, unfortunately it’s only the end of August so it seemed to be windy and quite cold with an ever decreasing amount of brightness.  Nevertheless we embarked on our planned walk … Continue reading

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North Tyne Hay Meadow Survey

Back at the end of July Sally was working on a hay meadow survey for Northumberland National Park Authority in the North Tyne area.  There were at least 57 different species recorded in one field and 38 in the first … Continue reading

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Beavers, Butterflies and an old Pigs’ Home

A recent trip to Argyll in Scotland was our first visit for a few years but not much changes.  Perhaps the biggest change from a wildlife point of view has been the arrival of beavers in Knapdale.  These are Norwegian … Continue reading

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Elephant in the garden

A half-hearted attempt at some weeding in the garden revealed a large, dark, caterpillar.  It was chomping on some of the willowherb that likes growing wherever it can, alongside spurges and other weeds.  This was a caterpillar of the elephant … Continue reading

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Cliff Lift

On a trip out today Duncan found himself at Saltburn, a few miles east of Middlesbrough.  Amongst the items of interest in this pleasant seaside resort is the Victorian cliff lift.  It gets the title of tramway or railway at … Continue reading

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