Rockin n Reelin

Originally I was hoping to post this update a few weeks ago but 15 days wandering around Dorset and Oxfordshire without a reliable internet connection put paid to that idea. Better late than never. Several years ago the sound of the Grasshopper Warbler reeling away Read More …

Jack Scout

  Autumn Lady’s Tresses one of our more unusual native orchids growing in the limestone grassland overlooking Morecambe Bay.  Tiny and very easy to overlook at least 40 spikes including several doubles hidden away in the grassland. Surprising to see several fresh male Brimstones. Still Read More …

Brimstone & Peacocks

Male Brimstone at Chorlton Water Park Amazing the difference a bit of sunshine can make. On the insect front plenty of Peacocks, Brimstones, Small Tortoiseshell’s and Orange Tips around with the occasional Comma.The local Blackcaps, Whitethroats and Grasshopper Warblers have arrived to join the Chiffchaffs Read More …

Badbury Rings

Another Iron Age hill fort and another outstanding site. Really enjoyable walking around admiring the views across the Dorset countryside whilst listening to Cuckoos calling from the woodland, Skylarks overhead and Yellowhammers in the adjacent fields. Plenty of Orchids around. The sheer number of Greater Read More …