9:08am Monday 14th April 2014
Easter.A symbol of renewal,regrowth and rebirth,not forgetting hot cross buns and chocolate eggs! Birdsong is reaching a crescendo as migrants fly in,territories are defended,nests are built,eggs laid and early fledglings fed.
8:19am Monday 7th April 2014
9:37am Monday 31st March 2014
10:00am Monday 24th March 2014
9:08am Monday 17th March 2014
1:21pm Monday 10th March 2014
Nature Notes: With spring officially underway, is it my imagination or are wild flowers and blossom even more vibrant than usual? Perhaps they seem so to us after enduring a long, colourless, wet wild windy winter.
8:53am Monday 3rd March 2014
8:26am Monday 24th February 2014
10:59am Monday 17th February 2014
11:53am Monday 10th February 2014
9:27am Monday 3rd February 2014
12:33pm Monday 27th January 2014
11:30am Monday 20th January 2014
9:40am Monday 13th January 2014
8:07am Tuesday 7th January 2014
8:57am Tuesday 17th December 2013
12:01pm Monday 9th December 2013
11:33am Monday 2nd December 2013
12:08pm Monday 25th November 2013
11:25am Monday 18th November 2013
Nature Notes: "It was interesting to note while watching the service from the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday that trees lining Whitehall were still, apart from the odd falling leaf, virtually fully leaved."
8:35am Monday 11th November 2013
Initially using the earth's magnetic field and stellar guides to locate rivers, chemical scent and taste receptors then take over allowing fish to invariably remember and detect rivers of their birth.
8:30am Monday 11th November 2013
12:19pm Monday 28th October 2013
Nature Notes: To see the huge population in Richmond park taking off en-masse and flying in noisy swirling flocks is fascinating enough but to watch their eating habits is even more absorbing and frankly amusing.
11:19am Monday 21st October 2013
9:34am Monday 14th October 2013
2:24pm Monday 7th October 2013
8:47am Monday 30th September 2013
11:56am Monday 23rd September 2013
8:43am Monday 16th September 2013
8:10am Monday 9th September 2013
9:38am Monday 2nd September 2013
10:33am Tuesday 27th August 2013
9:45am Monday 19th August 2013
9:24am Monday 12th August 2013
9:21am Monday 5th August 2013
9:31am Monday 29th July 2013
9:44am Monday 22nd July 2013
10:00am Monday 15th July 2013
4:26pm Monday 8th July 2013
9:30am Monday 1st July 2013
9:59am Monday 24th June 2013
10:33am Monday 17th June 2013
Down on the Thames at Kingston, large mayflies, are known at this stage as sub-adults or duns, lift off the water with weak fluttering flight. Their aim is to reach bank-size vegetation where they can shed their skins for a final time to become perfect adult insects called ‘spinners’.
9:40am Monday 10th June 2013
Dragonflies first appeared on earth almost four hundred million years ago. Evolving before dinosaurs they are of course still with us today, almost uuchanged except for the fact that all those years ago their wingspans measured nearly two feet!
10:08am Monday 3rd June 2013
10:07am Tuesday 28th May 2013
9:27am Monday 20th May 2013
10:10am Tuesday 14th May 2013
10:41am Tuesday 7th May 2013
9:25am Monday 29th April 2013
Come 1st May I scan the skies for telltale glimpse of sickle wings, those joyful screaming cries; glad to welcome them once more to England green and dear, for summer never can begin for me until they're here.
9:26am Monday 22nd April 2013