Monthly Archives: December 2012

On the trail of the Duergar

According to legend the Simonside Hills, near Rothbury, are the haunt of the Duergar, a malevolent elf that lives amongst the rocks and caves that are scattered over the area.  Fortunately he only appears at night and, while the day … Continue reading

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Geese – good or bad

On a beautifully clear, crisp morning I went on a farm visit with a bird expert from the RSPB to look for wintering geese.  I am contracted by the farmer to produce a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) for his land … Continue reading

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Snow showers

Today saw the first significant snowfall of the winter, adding to the wintry feel of an already icy week.  A site check at Northumberlandia revealed paths still covered in a thick layer of ice; the relic of frozen rain from … Continue reading

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