Monthly Archives: March 2013

A wild day on The Wou

It wasn’t the best of days to get out onto the remote, if wonderfully named, Wou.  The site is a peatland near the Cumbrian border and north of Hadrian’s Wall.  It’s a long drive to the nearest farm and a … Continue reading

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A long wait for bluebells

We have reached the equinox. A year ago it was a mini heat-wave: this year winter seems here to stay.  A trip out to Holystone today to begin a survey of the Junipers was cancelled as the snow piled in … Continue reading

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Frog Festivities

  They are a week or so later than they have been in recent years but they’re back in force: frogs, hundreds of them.  The pond outside the Northumberland Wildlife Trust office fills at this time of year with large … Continue reading

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