Monthly Archive: February 2017

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Nestbox week

This week is National Nestbox Week when the BTO encourages us all to install nestboxes in our gardens. With our modern building practices and general passion for tidy gardens we have actually severely cut...

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Caucasus & Rocky Mountains report

An enthusiasm for extreme mountain walking combined with an interest in Botany and photography took WNS society member, Alan Schofield, to two very different but equally challenging, mountain ranges, one in the Caucasus in...

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Dippers

A January walk through Strid Wood found a pair of dippers in one of their usual spots near the Cavendish Pavilion, prime dipper habitat of fast shallow water that provides an abundance of invertebrate...

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Winter snooze

I was just putting out the milk bottles the other day when I spotted a small ladybird halfway up the inside of the front door – just resting, not going anywhere in particular. It...