Monthly Archives: February 2012

Juliet’s Wood: hazel and more signs of spring

Juliet’s Wood is a small woodland nature reserve at Slaley in Northumberland.  Duncan was there today introducing some Wildlife Trust volunteers to photography.  It turned out to be better than expected with sunshine filtering through the still leafless canopy to … Continue reading

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Ladybirds in the spring sunshine

It’s a little early to claim spring is here, but all the signs today were pointing in that direction.  Duncan was out at Prestwick Carr checking the fence for damage and on many of the posts, in the sun, were … Continue reading

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Lichens and levelling

It was a trip down memory lane for Sally today, undertaking some land surveying.  Duncan required some heights for a project to install a disabled access ramp to a proposed viewing platform at Prestwick Carr.  The proposal has yet to … Continue reading

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First Snow

The mild winter finally gave us a little snow.  It was hardly enough to worry about and melted through the day in the warming sunshine, so it was barely even a reminder of winter.  It’s a long way from last … Continue reading

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