All posts tagged "nature"

  • Our Patch: Fun-gi to Be With

    Those who have previously read my column will know how passionate I am about encouraging our children to enjoy, respect and protect our wonderful natural resources. Often this is a very easy and achievable task. Merely proffering...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Things That Go Snuffle in the Night

    As lovely as the colours of the autumn are, catching our eye at the moment around our lovely patch, this column is a little monochromatic and necessarily so. We have a lot of nature that is unseen,...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • New Kiang Herd for Britain’s Best Safari Park

    Knowsley Safari Park is home to a new herd of Kiang, the largest species of wild ass. Dad Alistair, 12, mother Soba, 7, and son Khal, 5 months, are joined by a one-year-old filly called Amala. The...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Save Whiston’s Greenbelt

    I come to my computer with my heart still pounding, struggling to regulate my breath after witnessing an amazing life or death situation happen in our patch. I was walking on the fields behind Foxshaw Close and,...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Buzzards, Bees & Berries

    When you have a dog that doesn’t get along with other dogs, you are always on the look out for some poor pooch approaching in the hope of making friends. Whilst I was looking across the farmer’s...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Our Patch: No Sting in the Tail

    Well the summer is turning out quite a peach isn’t it? Lots of dry, sunny days (even at weekends) to keep us outdoors, and even just staying in the garden can reveal some interesting creatures that we...

    • Posted July 29, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Sounds of Spring

    Can there be a lovelier sound than the dawn chorus of spring? Leaving the windows open may result in us getting up earlier, but what a way to be awoken. The Blackbirds’ familiar song is tuneful and...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Singin’ the Blues

    Apologies for my absence over the last few weeks – with it being spring I should have been writing away, but with various lurgies, school holidays, and several bottles of wine to imbibe over Easter, time has...

    • Posted May 20, 2014
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  • Our Patch: True Colours – Mellow Yellow

    When I tell people I write a column about UK wildlife, I usually get the same reaction: Firstly a smile and “Ooh that’s interesting,” followed by a pause, a bit of thought, and then – “But what...

    • Posted April 1, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Nest Box-Making at Stadt Moers Park

    We had such a pleasurable morning on 15 March at Stadt Moers Park, working with the rangers making bird nest boxes for the nearby woodland. The event was arranged by The Friends of Stadt Moers Park, and...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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