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19
September
Tuesday 19th September 2017
A glorious morning, with hundreds of Swallows and House Martins zooming past, wonderful views of many as they sweep cl... Read More
by Katie Black
18
September
Monday 18th September, 2017
A glorious autumn morning, with bright blue skies, scuffed with high cloud and a gentle northerly breeze wandering thr... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
17
September
Sunday 17 September, 2017
Superb weather conditions prevailed for the mass of House Martins, the hundred or so Purbeck Marathon Participants and... Read More
by Paul Jones
16
September
Saturday 16th September 2017
A glorious sunrise with the array of colours including pinks and purples with gold adding a gilt edge. As the morning ... Read More
by Katie Black
15
September
Friday 15 September, 2017
As there was plenty of bird activity today, I took time trying to determine what was flitting between the trees and sc... Read More
by Paul Jones
14
September
Thursday 14 September, 2017
The woodland now is damp and wet And that is fungis great asset Theyll be growing like mad I bet Today Ill find ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
13
September
Wednesday 13 September 2017
After the powerful winds of last night, gusting 48mph at 1am, the Park was a little windswept but looking glorious in ... Read More
by Katie Black
12
September
Tuesday 12 September, 2017
Cows and brambles face off in their constant war to flourish Today the bramble succeeds Its the king of the weeds ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
11
September
Monday 11th, September, 2017
Upon arrival I discovered our latest new specimen, namely Rosie our second new apprentice who has joined us from Staf... Read More
by Paul Jones
10
September
Sunday 10th September 2017
The sound of a yaffling Green Woodpecker began my early morning rounds, the laughter ringing out across the meadows as... Read More
by Katie Black
09
September
Saturday 09 September, 2017
A pigeon dives then re-ascends in the early morning sun As I watch it cruise It makes me muse When birds fly, ar... Read More
by Douglas Hart
08
September
Friday 8th September
A real autumnal feel to the early morning as the fresh westerly wind was blowing across the Park, bringing with it a s... Read More
by Katie Black
07
September
Thursday 7th January, 2017
Despite the cloud and breeze my first butterfly of the morning flew over the chalet. Whilst the numbers were few I saw... Read More
by Paul Jones
06
September
Wednesday 6th September 2017
As the sun peeked through the grey clouds the sight of Swallows swooping across the skies captured the attention, the ... Read More
by Katie Black
05
September
Tuesday 05 September, 2017
This morning had a more autumnal feel with grey clouds creeping in from the west and a steady breeze tickling the swar... Read More
by Paul Jones
04
September
Monday 4th September 2017
A very damp early morning patrol in thick fog that was covering the Park like a duvet. From somewhere in amongst the g... Read More
by Katie Black
03
September
Sunday 3rd September, 2017
After a balmy summer day yesterday, this morning is a reminder to treasure those days, as autumn is not too far away! ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
02
September
Saturday 02 September, 2017
Mushrooms rise up from the earth to spread their spores around Its not wise to be hasty If you think it looks tast... Read More
by Douglas Hart
01
September
Friday 01 September, 2017
The wheel of seasons keeps on turning at a steady pace Spring then summer, autumn winter. Each one has their place ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
31
August
Thursday 31 August, 2017
Over a slight sea two Gannets flew past in opposing directions, or perhaps one bird that turned around! I saw a Shag t... Read More
by Paul Jones
30
August
Wednesday 30 August, 2017
A morning walk with no new find causes a slight displeasure Until we reach the lighthouse green and spy a purple tre... Read More
by Douglas Hart
29
August
Tuesday 29 August, 2017
From a distance the Kestrel appeared to be hovering over the Large Copse but of course it would have been hunting Smal... Read More
by Paul Jones
28
August
Monday 28th August 2017
A gorgeous early morning, with barely a breath of wind, the sea rippleless almost like a mirror across Durlston Bay, b... Read More
by Katie Black
27
August
Sunday 27th August, 2017
A beautiful still, dry morning with a perfect blue dome of sky scuffed with high cloud around the horizon. Dozens of... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
26
August
Saturday 26 August, 2017
Jackdaws hide in nooks Scattered across the Cliffside Still no sign of Rooks I started the day by carting down a... Read More
by Douglas Hart
25
August
Friday 25th August, 2017
To start my walk this morning I decided to check upon the Ant hills behind the wardens cottage, where the day before I... Read More
by Ben Tolley
24
August
Thursday 24 August, 2017
Birds perched on an apple tree, its such a simple thing They flutter to and fro, preen their feathers, sit and sing ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
23
August
Wednesday 23rd August, 2017
A warm summer morning, I was joined for the early rounds by Kath, the Ranger from Thorncombe Wood (well worth a visit!... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
22
August
Tuesday 22 August 2017
An amazing morning to be out to get an idea of just how many cobwebs occur across the park. The fog droplets of water ... Read More
by Katie Black