Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fly agaric

The equinox has now gone and we are into autumn.  As if to prove a point we woke today to a frost (not our first, which came on 31 August!) and to mist lying in the valley of the North … Continue reading

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The Marshes of Avalon

The flatlands that make up the Somerset levels are first apparent as the road from Shapwick turns into a rather bumpy and undulating route typical of roads driven out across the peat. The signpost led to Shapwick Heath and Avalon … Continue reading

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Quantock vistas

The Quantocks are a narrow line of hills leading north from Taunton up to the Bristol Channel; to the west lies Exmoor, to the east the Somerset levels. The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and … Continue reading

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Opening of a lady

Today was the first public opening of Northumberlandia, something Northumberland Wildlife Trust is involved with alongside other partners, and a busy first day it was too.  It was great to see so many people enjoying the site and appreciating the … Continue reading

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To the end of Ireland

The northernmost tip of Ireland is a well-known name to those who have listened to the shipping forecast.  Malin Head is a wild rocky end to the island with views southwest to other Donegal headlands and north to Scotland.  August … Continue reading

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