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24
March
Sunday 24 March 2019
The buzz of a queen Buff-tailed Bumble Bee accompanied the start of my patrol, this furry insect probably prospecting ... Read More
by Katie Black
23
March
Sunday 23 March, 2019
A mirror fruit the ivy bears Apart from all the rest All winter it presents its wares To hungry and distressed ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
22
March
Friday 22nd March
The grey start to my morning was brightened by watching a female Roe Deer as she lay in the short grass, grazing occas... Read More
by Katie Black
21
March
Thursday 21 March, 2019
On my drive up I scattered a Magpie and a trio of Woodpigeon upon the approach road. Before Stuart joined me a pair of... Read More
by P.Jones
20
March
Wednesday 20th March, 2019
Shimmers of purple and green Beautiful, misunderstood Feral pigeon or dove? Thick clouds hung low above the par... Read More
by Ben Tolley
19
March
Tuesday 19th March, 2019
A mild and sunny start to the day, as spring starts to transform the Park. Around the meadows, Blackthorn is burstin... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
18
March
Monday 18 March, 2019
Upon the door frame sat a Shield Bug and other insects were seen with the occasional Bumble Bee on the path side with ... Read More
by P.Jones
17
March
Sunday 17 March, 2019
The feel of bark chip neath my feet The birdsong in my ear The Hawthorn blossom fresh and sweet The sky so wide ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
16
March
Saturday 16th March, 2019
A blustery start to the day with the wind roaring among the trees in the woodland and sending white-capped breakers ro... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
15
March
Friday 15th March, 2019
Patches of Blackthorn were in flower in the north western corner of South Field. Supposedly the blossom emerges before... Read More
by P.Jones
14
March
Thursday 14th March 2019
Across the National Nature Reserve this morning the ground was slippery in the mud, while the puddles made avoiding ge... Read More
by Katie Black
13
March
Wednesday 13 March, 2019
Brown and black amidst the green, its outline indistinct Absorbing warmth before the hunt, it follows its instinct ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
12
March
Tuesday 12 March, 2019
Both our Pili and a Nature Nursery colleague still braved the wind and undertook their uphill commutes by bicycle this... Read More
by P.Jones
11
March
Monday 11 March, 2019
Durlston Castle is open again today. The Seventhwave caf is also open and serving a limited menu. For more information... Read More
by Douglas Hart
10
March
Sunday 10 March, 2019
Please be aware that today Durlston Castle and the Seventh Wave Caf are closed until further notice due to an electric... Read More
by Douglas Hart
09
March
Saturday 09 March, 2019
This mornings patrol began at Panorama Road to include a cattle check. Unfortunately, the Hereford Cattle had gotten o... Read More
by P.Jones
08
March
Friday 8th March, 2019
Ebb rumbling pebbles Flow the tempting sunlit crests I should have worn shorts A pair of Green Woodpeckers took... Read More
by Ben Tolley
07
March
Thursday 07 March, 2019
This morn the skies were fine and welcoming With Speedwell charging fourth amid the turf Blue Tits and Wrens were ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
06
March
Wednesday 06 March, 2019
Beside the learning centre the fluffy buds of Willow were starting to open. It was a delight to see nearly a square me... Read More
by P.Jones
05
March
Tuesday 05 March, 2019
March is a marching to the beat of a drum Now that the Great Spotted Woodpeckers come Old woody is beating out tim... Read More
by Douglas Hart
04
March
Monday 4th March, 2019
The wild, wet and windy night had left its sodden mark on Durlston this morning. The weather station told me that 13.8... Read More
by Ben Tolley
03
March
Sunday 03 March, 2019
Due to the wind I undertook a dangerous tree inspection through the woodlands. Fortunately, only two broken limbs were... Read More
by Paul Jones
02
March
Saturday 2nd March, 2019
Setting out this morning I disturbed an unusual pairing of a Green Woodpecker and a Jay, sending them to fly noisily o... Read More
by Ben Tolley
01
March
Friday 1st March 2019
Once more the sound of a Green Woodpecker yaffling began my early patrol, with more birdsong to listen to including th... Read More
by Katie Black
28
February
Thursday 28th February 2019
An overcast morning, with the sun occasionally peeking through the layer of grey clouds, a dark brooding colour in the... Read More
by Katie Black
27
February
Wednesday 27th February 2019
Along the path our Cherry Plum is blooming madly, lots of delicate slightly pinkisk petals smothering the dark tree. T... Read More
by Katie Black
26
February
Tuesday 26 February, 2019
The weathers fine again today Just like the day before It should be wet, it could be May The Skylarks sing and s... Read More
by Douglas Hart
25
February
Monday 25th February, 2019
Upon arrival I was greeted by a chattering charm of Goldfinches perched in trees including Ash beside the car park. In... Read More
by P.Jones
24
February
Sunday 24 Febuary, 2019
Come hear the Durlston orchestra perform each day at dawn Squeaky wheels and rapping stones are the first to come on... Read More
by Douglas Hart