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Monday's Magic Moment: seeing red
Have you ever been in a situation where things feel like they just don't make sense? That things are pouring down on you and you can't wade through them to a place of safety and reason? I must admit to having felt a bit like that recently. But after a great weekend, I definitely feel recharged...
17 Jun 2013
Tuesday's Magic Moment: rock or tree?
It doesn't take much imagination to view this exposed wood grain as an aerial image of Arizona . However these "craters and mountains" don't chronicle rock formation but the slow and uneven growth of the common oak ( Quercus robur ) Malcolm Hunt brought us this unusual perspective...
28 May 2013
Monday's Magic Moment: starling, there's something I need to tell you!
I don't know why, but whenever I see a starling I end the encounter with a big grin on my face. Maybe it's because they remind me of a childhood spent listening to their scrabbling around in the loft above my bedroom, attempting to raise a family. Or, maybe it's because of their beautiful...
13 May 2013
Monday's Magic Moment: weather takes a tern for the better?
I've seen two of these summer migrants recently, one near Brighton, looking very sorry to have made the trip. It was perched next to a brackish pond on a freezing blustery day. The other, was near Blackpool in a bit of sunshine a week later. What are the chances it's the same one? These...
2 Apr 2013
Monday's Magic Moment: are we nearly there yet?
Yesterday I think I managed to experience all the seasons in one day - there was a bit of snow, some very persistent rain, patchy fog, and the sun even shone through for a couple of glorious hours! It was hard to know whether to wrap up warm, or be thinking about putting away my winter coat for the year...
18 Mar 2013
Monday's Magic Moment: frog life
It’s a hard life being a frog. Of around 2000 eggs laid by each female, only a few will reach adulthood. They were recently exposed as the culprits behind an unidentified jelly found in the countryside, previously attributed to meteors ! It turns out it’s just unfertilised egg plasma...
4 Mar 2013
Monday's Magic Moment: everything's just swell!
For the first time in ages I managed to find time to go for a walk this weekend. It was still a little chilly out, but with the sun shining bright and hinting at spring just round the corner, it was great to be outside - I felt invigorated and ready for what this week might throw at me. Much like...
18 Feb 2013
Monday's Magic Moment: birds on a feeder
We're gearing up for Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. I hope many of you get to see sights like this great action shot from RSPB Images during your watch. However, even if you see none, please still let us know - it's still really important information.
21 Jan 2013
Monday's magic moment: a time for family and friends
For me, Christmas means migrating back to my parents for a few days, where I'll also bump into my sisters and have a gool ol' catch up. I hope that wherever you are, you have a fun and festive couple of days with your friends and family. As my last Monday Moment of 2012, I leave you with...
24 Dec 2012
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