All posts tagged "outdoors"

  • 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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  • 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: A Frog Chorus

    There have been subtle changes all around us over the last few weeks. As the days perceptibly become longer, I have noticed the loud churring of blue tits, and fat bumblebees are emerging and are slowly flying...

    • Posted March 11, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Tips for Identifying Wildlife

    Alas, as winter approaches, the weather has been fairly grim over the last week, and apart from a few hours of early morning sunshine, my walks have had a resoundingly soggy edge to them. The few chances...

    • Posted November 19, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Migration Musings

    Autumn is a fantastic time to see large flocks, or murmurations, of Starlings. Often overlooked, these squabbly, gregarious birds actually have beautiful plumage – star-spangled and iridescent. When I first became interested in wildlife some 30+ years...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Half-Term Shenanigans

    Whilst walking in Stadt Moers Park over half term, we were amazed at the changes there. Much of the scrubby bracken and nettles have been cut back, and at the moment it looks a little barren. There...

    • Posted October 29, 2013
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  • 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: 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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