All posts tagged "nature"

  • Our Patch: Treehugging Edition

    We are reminded very much at this time of year of the rather clever life cycle of trees, which live in both warm and dry, and cold and wet conditions. We consider our climate temperate, however: Compare...

    • Posted October 23, 2013
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  • Our Patch: The Clues Are There!

    Walking last week with a friend, I was given a sort of challenge. He said he doesn’t see much wildlife when out and about, perhaps due to not really knowing what to look for nor where to...

    • Posted October 15, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Things That Go Squeak in the Night

    Wednesday night, my walk on the wild side took me to Stadt Moers Park with Friends of Stadt Moers and Prescot Online’s own editor for a talk and walk about some elusive British mammals – bats. On...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Summertime Sadness

    As I sit here with the afterglow of Sunday’s sunshine on my skin, it doesn’t really seem like the end of summer. We have been celebrating my niece’s baptism today, and following the service, have spent the...

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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  • Our Patch: The Times They Are a-Changin’

    What an interesting week it’s been! We’ve experienced torrential rain, very cold evenings, and a weekend of sunshine and warmth. We even managed to squeeze in a barbecue, I imagine the last of the season, but very...

    • Posted September 23, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Where Have All the Swallows Gone?

    We returned from a fabulous (and very sandy) beach holiday on the LLeynPeninsula in mid Wales at the end of August. Over the last few days there, I noticed Swallows gathering on the telephone and power lines,...

    • Posted September 17, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Wet ‘n’ Wild!

    Almost as much as I admire our native wildlife, I love some of the words we have come up with to describe it – whether it’s the inventive collective nouns (crows come in murders, parcels, hovers, storytellings...

    • Posted September 9, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Nature’s Symphony

    As Proms season starts to get into full swing, I’m thinking about the arias and concertos created by the natural world in our very own patch. In spring, we have the joyous crescendo of the Skylark. Never...

    • Posted August 12, 2013
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  • Our Patch: On Safari

    In our patch lies Knowsley Safari Park, designed to house the unusual, but also a fantastic place to observe some superb British wildlife which has made a home in the grounds. As the visitors are car-bound, many...

    • Posted August 5, 2013
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  • Our Patch: The Bug Hunt Is On!

    Finally the summer break from school has arrived.  The Sgt Major can retire her voice for six whole weeks as there needn’t be any more military precision in a morning – we can explore our world at...

    • Posted July 30, 2013
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