Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sparrowhawk on the Westgate run!

Viv Owen, an artist who has a studio on Westgate, sent me a note to say she has been watching a visitor to the fire escape metal works who had been there for most of the day. This new visitor … Continue reading

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Solar eclipse visible in Wakefield

The past week has been exciting for anyone interested in the Sun. Last week, on Friday, I photographed the Sun and captured a picture of a large group of sunspots. One day later, a coronal mass ejection (CME) – a … Continue reading

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Drake Smew at Pugneys

Eddie Andrassy sent in this superb drawing of the Pugney’s drake smew on the River Calder. Anyone familiar with Pugneys will recognise the location straight away

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Huddersfield University lectures: Lyme disease

Member Jon Cranmer has brought to my attention a series of lectures at Huddersfield University of which the last one of the season may be of interest to some. The talk is about Lyme disease and how it is passed … Continue reading

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Coach trip to the Farne Islands

I have had a not passed over from our friends at Wakefield’s RSPB Members’ Group who are running a coach trip to the Farne Islands in Northumberland. They are offering the opportunity for any of our members to join them … Continue reading

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More signs of spring

Pauline dropped me a note to say she’d seen the first coltsfoot of spring at Stanley Ferry on 6th March. Coltsfoot is a sure sign that spring is on the way, Walking around Ackworth today, I noticed that lesser celandine was … Continue reading

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