Monthly Archives: January 2016

Wild weather

The recent wildly unpredictable weather may be a dampener on wildlife watching, but sometimes it can provide its own natural spectacle.  During the morning of 29 January looking across the garden the sky suddenly start to darken, but for a … Continue reading

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The weekend’s snow in Wrenthorpe

My last report of finding wildflowers on 4th January this year all seems even more remarkable now following the recent snow.  I attach a photo of our Wrenthorpe garden taken yesterday 17 January 2016.  It reminded me of a similar … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting 12th January 2016

The next meting is the AGM and so I thought I would post the agenda here in case anyone would like to print it or peruse it. There will be a bit more business than usual as the Society is … Continue reading

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More early flowering plants and a late butterfly

Roger’s previous post reminded me that on December 28th 2015, the mild weather brought a small tortoiseshell out of hibernation  and it was seen flying around on the site of Nostell Long Row. On December 29th, a Walk around Nostell … Continue reading

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Early flowering plants

Despite the recent gloomy, wet and windy weather there are surprisingly some wildflowers to be found, including red campion and dandelion.  On the 4 January in between the showers I found two plants of bush vetch (Vicia sepium) in full … Continue reading

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First peregrine photos from inside the nestbox

Francis has just sent one of the first images we’ve seen of the peregrine inside the nestbox – a major milestone in the Wakefield peregrine project! The camera was installed over the Christmas period and is currently recording images 24×7 … Continue reading

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