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Nature Notes - December 2014

Pick a pretty berry - berries play a significant role in nourishing birds throughout the autumn and winter. Read more

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Nature Notes - August 2014

Making Hay While the Sun Shines: We are currently bathing in a spell of glorious hot summer weather yet, surprisingly, there are signs of autumn coming all around us. Read more

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Nature Notes for December 2013

As we get to the end of the year one can look back and make a judgment on how wildlife fared over the year. Read more

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Nature Notes for August 2013

Although it is only the beginning of August, signs of approaching autumn can already be seen in gardens and hedgerows. Read more

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Nature Notes - July 2013

Summer Butterflies - Butterflies had a pretty dreadful time last year with the almost continuous rain and below average temperatures resulting in very low numbers actually getting to the flying stage. Read more

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Nature Notes - May/June 2013

The long spell of very cold weather from February through March and into April has dealt a big blow for our local wildlife. Read more

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Nature Notes - March/April 2013

Signs of Spring - Although we are still suffering some cold and bitter weather, there are plenty of signs that spring is on its way. Read more

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Nature Notes - October/November 2012

As this appalling summer finally draws to a close, we can reflect on the fact that its impact will probably be felt again next summer in reduced numbers of insects.. Read more

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Nature Notes May/June 2012

The Red Kite is a medium to large, long-winged and long-tailed bird of prey that is, thanks to re-introductions, spreading across the country. Read more

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Nature Notes - March/April 2012

Black tailed godwits (Limosa limosa) are tall elegant waders with a long straight or very slightly upcurved bill. Read more

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Nature Notes November 2011

Living in the South West, we are fortunate in being in one of the best parts of the country to see Cetaceans. Read more

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Nature Notes for September 2011

The end of August and throughout September is the peak of the autumn bird migration with many of our summer species heading south to avoid the rigours of the northern winter. Read more

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Nature Notes for August 2011

In Britain, we have eight species of the mustelid family. This includes two of our favourite mammals, the badger and the otter, and two of my favourites, the ferocious stoat and weasel and one we could well do without, the escaped North American Mink Read more

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Nature Notes for July 2011

There are two species of bird that are still resident in reasonable numbers in Devon which are often overlooked by the more casual birdwatcher, namely marsh tit and willow tit. Read more

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Nature Notes - May 2011

The many wildflowers in the hedgerows, field margins and waste corners are now bursting forth and rapidly growing in response to the warmer days and longer daylight. Read more

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Nature Notes - April 2011

Spring is one of the best times to see one of the UK’s few amphibians, the common frog. Read more

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Nature Notes - March 2011

Although cold frosty and sometimes snowy days still occur, the advent of March and the longer daylight hours leads to optimism that Spring is on its way. Read more

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About this Blog

Our regular review of the wildlife and fauna in/around Dartmouth and Devon to look out for as the seasons change.

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