Kids stuff?

A couple of weeks ago Stephen Moss wrote a guest blog here about the National Trust report, Natural Childhood,  (which he wrote) which discusses the lack of connection between children and nature.  Did you read the full report – it’s well worth it if you didn’t and it is quite short. Now the National Trust…

Pieces and bits

A titanic beetle? And my earlier words on this subject. Sunnyhillboy was a whisker away from winning. I enjoyed reading this. I am writing occasional blogs for this site – but it has many good bloggers contributing too. And here is something slightly different from me on another site. I saw my first common tern…

Are you going out looking for nature this weekend?

Last weekend was a bit of a disappointment nature-wise so I am experiencing nature-deficit grumpiness.  Most of my nature watching is within 10 miles of where I live but an occasional trip further afield adds variety now and again. Living as far from the coast, almost, as it is possible to be, a trip east…

Clockwork?

The sedge warbler has a stuttering song – it starts – it stops – it starts again – it speeds up – it slows down – it trills – it chatters – it clicks and it churrs. It sounds like a mechanical toy which has been wound up and explodes into song until it runs…