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18
September
Tuesday 18th September 2018
A wonderful morning to be out and about with a strong westerly wind blowing across the Country Park, causing the birds... Read More
by Katie Black
17
September
Monday 17 September, 2018
After a very busy weekend the quietness of the country park was a welcome relief. This Saturday we held a beach clea... Read More
by Catherine Carter
16
September
Sunday 16th September, 2018
A fresher feel this morning, with a steady south-westerly breeze making it an ideal day for the Purbeck Marathon, whic... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
15
September
Saturday 15th September 2018
A glorious early morning here at Durlston, the National Nature Reserve full of activity from both wildlife and humans.... Read More
by Katie Black
14
September
Friday 14 September, 2018
I heard plenty of bird recordings this morning being played by the Stour Valley Ringing Group. They reported having ca... Read More
by Paul Jones
13
September
Thursday 13th September, 2018
A beautiful late summer morning, with a gentle breeze rustling through dry grasses on the downs, and tracing arcs acro... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
12
September
Wednesday 12th September 2018
The early morning was surprisingly chilly as I took a patrol across the National Nature Reserve, the grey sky producin... Read More
by Katie Black
11
September
Tuesday 11 September, 2018
There once was a cloud in the sky Who saw that the land was quite dry The absence of wet Made him quite upset ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
10
September
Monday 10 September, 2018
Long Meadows Hedgerows were laden with Haws, Rosehips, Sloes, Blackberries and Dogwood berries. A Horse Chestnut held ... Read More
by P.Jones
09
September
Sunday 09 September, 2018
Luscious fruits are autumn born The park brings fourth its bounty And fruits like these must too adorn The whole... Read More
by Douglas Hart
08
September
Saturday 8th September
The mooing of the Hereford Cattle accompanied my early rounds, reminding me to check they were still safely ensconced ... Read More
by Katie Black
07
September
Friday 07 Septhember, 2018
Todays weather: sunny and cool Outlook: warm and sunny with partial clouds The woods are peaceful this morning,... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
06
September
Thursday 06 September, 2018
Whilst hoping to find Autumn Gentian, a Harvestman passed over the rock outcrop and thin soils like a stilt walking sp... Read More
by Paul Jones
05
September
Wednesday 5th September 2018
A slightly fresher early morning I even felt the need for a jumper for a short time! As I enjoyed the walk across t... Read More
by Katie Black
04
September
Tuesday 4th September 2018
A warm morning, with a very pleasant north-westerly breeze rattling through dry grasses on the downs and making the le... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
03
September
Monday 03 September, 2018
Clad in armour green and blue Wings a beating two by two Stand aside ye motley crew The emperor is coming throug... Read More
by Douglas Hart
02
September
Sunday 2nd September
A beautiful start to the day, as I walked in to work, with a gentle breeze carrying with it the smell of new mown hay,... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
01
September
Saturday 01 September, 2018
I see so grand a mass of Swallows To make a Starling green with envy Some sit, some soar, some chase or follow T... Read More
by Douglas Hart
31
August
Friday 31 July, 2018
What lies beneath the waves I wonder? What secrets there do sleep? Whilst on the land I trip and blunder What mo... Read More
by Douglas Hart
30
August
Thursday 30th August 2018
As we near the end of August there is definitely a feel and look of autumn around the National Nature Reserve as the b... Read More
by Katie Black
29
August
Wednesday 29 August, 2018
All summer long the butterfly bar has served its patrons well With leafy stools, purple glasses and pleasant floral ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
28
August
Tuesday 28 August, 2018
Todays weather: Cloudy with sunny period later in the day The sky this morning is breath taking. A downy softness t... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
27
August
Monday 27th August 2018
The early morning dawned grey, with dramatic clouds over the sea providing a foreboding feel, but through this the occ... Read More
by Katie Black
26
August
Sunday 26 August, 2018
Yesterday marked the last of our recent visitor surveys. I was delighted that during the early evening we were able to... Read More
by P.Jones
25
August
Saturday 25th August, 2018
After a relatively chilly night, a glorious late summer morning, with clear blue skies except for a tumbled mound of f... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
24
August
Friday 24 August, 2018
Yesterday evening on the Late, late duty I thought I had spied a Fulmar fly past the cliff tops. This morning a photog... Read More
by P.Jones
23
August
Thursday 23 August, 2018
Water above and water below Water to left and right Beneath the skin and endless flow Of water runs out of sight... Read More
by Douglas Hart
22
August
Wednesday 22 August, 2018
It was a pleasant surprise for me to witness the return of House Martins and Swallows in numbers. They were hawking ov... Read More
by P.Jones
21
August
Tuesday 21st August 2018
Masses of Swallows swooping all around this morning, hundreds counted as they criss-crossed the sky, chattering consta... Read More
by Katie Black