Category: #PatchChat

Summer Past

Snails clung to the slippery stems of the plant. Leaves were stained and dripped with the tears of the clouds and I trundled past in my wellington boots, out for a morose walk...

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Nature Blogging: Why Bother?

One of the most common questions raised whenever someone stumbles across my blog, particularly from those of a non-environmental background is: why bother? Surely it takes up too much time, provides very little in...

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#PatchChat: Creatures of the Wood

On deciding to take my Border Collie for a ‘leg stretching session’, I had the urge to take my camera and photograph…everything! The dragonfly photographed is (I believe) known as a Common Darter....

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Ronaldo’s Moth

I could never say that I was much of a fan of football. Kicking a “fly-away” as we called them, around the school playground is about the extent of my soccer experience. So...

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Competition in the Garden

Nearly 30 years ago, I moved to a smallholding in West Cornwall. It’s on a very exposed hilltop, with almost constant wind from any direction. At that time the land had been used...

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#PatchChat: Summer on the River Blyth

There really is no place like home. Having arrived back for some much needed TLC following two months surveying in the Highlands, this week I set about reacquainting myself with the local patch. My...

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