Monthly Archives: March 2009

Conservation at my home

It strikes me that I don’t post very much about my home patch. There’s lots that we can all do to help our planet, it’s flora & fauna. Whilst photographing, educating & evangelising is great, it is also important to ‘do our bit’; so what have we been doing,...

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Badgers & TB culling

"Brock" the badger (Meles meles) is a native wild mammal of Britain (amongst other places). Omnivorous & mainly nocturnal these wonderful woodland shadows should normally live their lives undisturbed in their woodland setts. Yet they have been persistently blamed (often with little evidence) for the occurrence of TB in...

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Singing Reed Buntings – Courting Toads

It must be spring, just the other day this cheerful reed bunting was singing away. Reed buntings (Emberiza schoeniclus)  breed in areas of rush & reed at the side of bogs & lakes. They are noted for singing from tall reeds or from shrub branches that overhang the water;...

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Tulips & Circadian Rhythms

Some of our tulips are now out, merrily opening & closing their blooms according to their own schedule. What is it that drives this schedule?   Click image to view larger version … The tulips  have their own biological clocks built in; this is what drives the circadian rhythm...

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