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24
May
Wednesday 24th May 2017
A surprisingly warm start to the morning, the jumper coming off almost immediately! Under this heat the Park seemed ve... Read More
by Katie Black
23
May
Tuesday 23 May, 2017
Butterflies now fill the air Painted colours dark and fair They flutter on without a care At least thats what my... Read More
by Douglas Hart
22
May
Monday 22 May, 2017
Foolishly I made my way to Saxon Field in part to inspect on the Hereford Cattle. On my way I saw fresh Fleabane leave... Read More
by Paul Jones
21
May
Sunday 21st May 2017
The sight of a Green Woodpecker was the first thing spotted this morning, the bright green body, yellow rump and red s... Read More
by Katie Black
20
May
Saturday 20 May, 2017
Spider Orchids are on the wain Theyve had their fifteen minutes of fame Only dried up stalks remain Its time for... Read More
by Douglas Hart
19
May
Friday 19th May 2017
A superbly glorious morning for a patrol around Durlston, the blue sky being the backdrop behind a Skylark, which was ... Read More
by Katie Black
18
May
Thursday 18 May, 2017
Immediately outside the Centre a trio of Goldfinches had a discussion in a Sycamore. Yesterday in the rain we worked... Read More
by Paul Jones
17
May
Wednesday 17th May
A grey blanket covering the Nature Reserve this morning, the thick fog limiting the wildlife sightings to the very clo... Read More
by Katie Black
16
May
Tuesday 16 May, 2017
As yesterdays working day was prolonged dealing with relocated Herford cattle I checked on the livestock in Saxon Fiel... Read More
by Paul Jones
15
May
Monday 15th May 2017
This morning dawned wet and grey, so a big change from recent patrols, however once the steady drizzle was disregarded... Read More
by Katie Black
14
May
Sunday 14th May, 2017
A fresh morning, with a pleasant westerly breeze and plenty of sunshine. The wonderful sweet smell of Hawthorn fills t... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
13
May
Saturday 13 May, 2017
Gulls glide skilfully Barely a flap is needed The wind is enough Another instant sighting as I started my mornin... Read More
by Douglas Hart
12
May
Friday 12 May, 2017
All the way through April the dry weather was entrenched Then rain came down upon the park until it was quite drench... Read More
by Douglas Hart
11
May
Thursday 11th May 2017
The gorgeous weather continues with the early sunshine making for another wonderful walk across the meadows which are ... Read More
by Katie Black
10
May
Wednesday 10th May, 2017
A glorious spring morning, with the woodland illuminated by shafts of sunlight, filtered through a lush green canopy. ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
09
May
Tuesday 09 May, 2017
My highlight today was to see instead of only hearing a Yellow Hammer on the boarder between 6 and 10. However, it was... Read More
by Paul Jones
08
May
Monday 08 May, 2017
Flowers all around Durlston wears a spring garland Richer than a crown The car park was bathed in warm sunshine ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
07
May
Sunday 07 May, 2017
Last night we had a call out for an escaped cow and calf but no such escapes were found. Up by the old landfill site w... Read More
by P. Jones
06
May
Saturday 6th May, 2017
Although plenty of May or Hawthorn blossom is in flower, I definitely wont be casting any clouts just yet, with a chil... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
05
May
Friday 5th May 2017
Swifts zooming overhead, their scimitar shaped wings and bullet body looking black as the fly, what a fabulous sight f... Read More
by Katie Black
04
May
Thursday 04 May, 2017
Wind sculpts the landscape Twig and branch bend before it Better not to fight Blustery conditions today as I ma... Read More
by Douglas Hart
03
May
Wednesday 03 May, 2017
Gannets: I saw a steady trickle of Gannets heading towards the Solent counting eight in my brief observations. On Sund... Read More
by Paul Jones
02
May
Tuesday 2nd May 2017
The wonderful scratchy song of a Whitethroat carrying through the air, this predominantly brown warbler perched on the... Read More
by Katie Black
01
May
Monday 01 May, 2017
Plants take nitrates from the earth and water from the rain Then the airs carbon And fire from the sun Knit the ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
30
April
Sunday 30 April, 2017
This morning was rather windy, although, I doubt it was the wind which had carried a dry cow pat to the Centre vicinit... Read More
by Paul Jones
29
April
Saturday 29th April 2017
The bounding Rabbits the first action of the morning, surprisingly agile as it jumped onto the top of the wall with wh... Read More
by Katie Black
28
April
Friday 28 April, 2017
Blackthorn blossom near the Centre have lost their petals presumably because they have been pollinated! Some Ash trees... Read More
by Paul Jones
27
April
Thursday 27th April, 2017
On an impulse this morning, I started my early rounds with a stroll through the woods and Im so glad I did, with the h... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
26
April
Wednesday 26th May 2017
The sound of Whitethroats singing loudly from the tops of the Blackthorn was the overwhelming song of the morning - th... Read More
by Katie Black
25
April
Tuesday 25 April, 2017
I ventured out with hat, scarf and coat prepared for the wind chill factor! Around the centre Chaffinch, Chiffchaff an... Read More
by Paul Jones