A Return to the Marismas del Odiel

Entrance to one of the very few European breeding colonies of the Greater Flamingo. Located on a dis-used salt pan close to the Anastasio Senra visitor centre access is restricted to avoid disturbance. Fortunately in late June the breeding season is over and pedestrian access is available. In addition to Greater Flamingo’s plenty of European Spoonbill’s to be found. Read More …

El Rocio

Highlights from a far too brief visit to Donana, El Rocio and the Palace Acebrón. A World Heritage Site and the largest nature reserve in Europe at least a week should really be set aside to explore Donana. Home to the Iberian lynx and located on the flightpath of millions of birds it really is an exceptional area. Read More …

Ingleton

Thornton Force The highest and after heavy rainfall the most dramatic of the waterfalls up at Ingleton. It is actually possible to walk behind the waterfall but with young Meghan for company on this occasion we decided to give it a miss.   River Twiss Read More …

Woorgreens and Speech House

  Woorgreens Nature Reserve – adjacent to Speech House Woodlands in the Forest of Dean. Great to see nature slowly reclaiming a former, open-cast coal mine. A deceptively quiet site that I suspect would be better appreciated with more regular visits and on-site interpretation. Containing Read More …

Lady Park Wood and the Wye Valley

Lady Park Wood – unmanaged, ancient woodland. There’s something magical about waking up in an ancient woodland in early May. With Roe Deer grazing in the field next door, the occasional grunt of a wild Boar, and a dawn chorus to die for camping in Read More …

A Sign of Age

A few photos from an Easter Sunday walk around Jenny Brown’s point and Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve Great to see Forget-me-nots growing wild along the woodland edge The far more unusual Moschatel with its bizarre 5 faced flower. Also known as five-faced bishop and Read More …