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21
July
Saturday 21st July 2018
For the first time in over a month, it rained, just 1.8mm last night, not a lot but at least something! The cracks and... Read More
by Katie Black
20
July
Friday 20 July, 2018
Last night Canon UK and Castle Cameras held a session for retailers photographing the Milky Way from Durlston. As a re... Read More
by P.Jones
19
July
Thursday 19 July, 2018
Sitting silent, solitary A Kestrel passes time Its dining table Is beneath the cable A life is on the line ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
18
July
Wednesday 18th July 2018
Basking on the rocks just by my feet was a Wall Brown butterfly, bright orange-brown looking like it has just recently... Read More
by Katie Black
17
July
Tuesday 17 July, 2018
Summer songs are ceasing, silence falls upon the skies Now they are clear For another year When the larks once m... Read More
by Douglas Hart
16
July
Monday 16 July, 2018
Some may be aware that we have had a family of six young Kestrels which have been excellently photographed by Nick Gad... Read More
by P.Jones
15
July
Sunday 15th July 2018
The early sunshine producing a beautiful blue sea upon which were a few pot buoys, otherwise skimming low across it we... Read More
by Katie Black
14
July
Saturday 14 July, 2018
Today I smell the smell of drought Upon the morning breeze The soil is cracking all about The plants are ill at ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
13
July
Friday 13th July 2018
Slightly (very slightly) cooler this morning but with more cloud cover. Across the meadows the view is mostly brown wi... Read More
by Katie Black
12
July
Thursday 12 July, 2018
Todays weather: Warmth and Sunshine A beautiful, clear day begins; heat slowly rising into another glorious summer m... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
11
July
Wednesday 11 July, 2018
Squeak squeak orange beak Has a black and white physique Flies low to water, size of a duck Can you guess it? Ar... Read More
by Douglas Hart
10
July
Tuesday 10th July, 2018
Another glorious morning, with a gentle breath of wind wandering through the meadows, carrying the honey scent of Lady... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
09
July
Monday 9th July 2018
Another glorious morning with not a breath of wind, the sea flat calm with barely a ripple to be seen. My first high... Read More
by Katie Black
08
July
Sunday 8th July 2018
Another baking summer morning, and with barely a breath of wind, and many birds tucked up for breeding season, the par... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
07
July
Saturday 07 July, 2018
One hundred and twelve Meadow Browns Floating in the summer sky With Marbled Whites upon the Downs Too many to c... Read More
by Douglas Hart
06
July
Friday 06 July, 2018
A Swallow swept over the Centre whilst on a cart park picnic bench a Grey Squirrel happily gnawed at something in its ... Read More
by P.Jones
05
July
Thursday 5th July
Once more, wall to wall sunshine to be enjoyed, but in the distance a layer of fog shrouds the horizon. Down to the ... Read More
by Katie Black
04
July
Wednesday 04 July, 2018
Today the skies are filled with wings Of every shape and size Some creatures float as if on strings And some str... Read More
by Douglas Hart
03
July
Tuesday 03 July, 2018
Some flat, some fat, some wispy Some stubby and some tall We stop you going crispy And cause the rain to fall ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
02
July
Monday 02 July, 2018
A storm is coming You can feel it in the air It wont be long now I saw a Blackbird scuttling along the tarmac a... Read More
by Douglas Hart
01
July
Sunday 1st July, 2018
Another beautiful morning, although for the first time in a few days, streaks of high Cirrus drift high overhead throu... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
30
June
Saturday 30 June, 2018
Our final Durlston sea bird boat trip went well last night with six Puffins having been observed. We had a rather brie... Read More
by Paul Jones
29
June
Friday 29 June, 2018
Weather: Hot, bright, with a cool light wind. Our dry spell remains unbroken, with the sun shining brightly across a... Read More
by Ben Tolley
28
June
Thursday 28 June, 2018
Weather: Sunny, warm, light wind Taskers Meadow is a hive of activity this morning. Among the sighing grass heads of... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
27
June
Wednesday 27 June, 2018
The Sun is blazing ever on There is no rain nor shade The soils water all but gone Tough choices must be made ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
26
June
Tuesday 26th June 2018
The meadows are full of wildflowers and grasses wafting in the very gentle breeze, a shimmer of browns, greens, yellow... Read More
by Katie Black
25
June
Monday 25th June, 2018
Even as I started my morning rounds it was already hot, with temperatures forecast to go much higher later in the day.... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
24
June
Sunday 24 June, 2018
After last nights superb outdoor performance of Oberons Cure I heard the calling of Tawny Owl before I headed to bed. ... Read More
by P.Jones
23
June
Saturday 23rd June 2018
morning and barely a cloud to interrupt the view of the bright blue sky. Dotted against the blue was a Skylark, this s... Read More
by Katie Black