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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: springtime underwater
I was reminded by a soft splash in my garden pond that the spring is here for our aquatic wildlife too. Frogs, toads and fish like these minnows ( Phoxinus phoxinus ) are all using our fresh water habitats to breed, although probably not in the same places, frog spawn tends to get eaten when there...
29 Apr 2013
Monday's magic moment: cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo...
They're back! Yes, that's right, cuckoos are definitely back in the UK - I heard at least three over the weekend. Did you hear any? Why not let me know by leaving a comment below... So to celebrate the arrival of cuckoos, spring and a whole host of other migrant birds this weekend, here's...
22 Apr 2013
Monday's Magic Moment: what's brown and sticky?
...a stick. Of course! And at the moment many of the trees around The Lodge look more like big sticks protruding from the ground, than the fresh and vibrant living things they will blossom into in the coming weeks. I, for one, am looking forward to this explosion of growth that will add a welcome...
15 Apr 2013
Monday's magic moment: mad as a March hare...
You'd have to have been as a mad as March hare to be out in the cold over the weekend! However, it was actually a great weekend to spot these long-legged cousins of rabbits. Glancing out of the car window, I saw several braving the open fields of snowy Cambridgeshire yesterday. With their brown...
25 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: Happy New Year!
Hands up if you're going to a party tonight? Yes? Maybe just a wee celebration to see in the 2013? I found this great image of wintery Bewick's swans on RSPB Images . It's a family gathering that certainly looks like they're celebrating something! And as with all family celebrations...
31 Dec 2012
Monday's magic moment: you can't see me...
Have you got ordered your turkey yet? Perhaps a nice plump goose is more your thing for Christmas Day? Whatever your choice of Christmas fowl, it won't be a bittern ! In days long gone, fenland folk in the east of England would like nothing better than tucking into roast bittern to celebrate another...
17 Dec 2012
Monday's magic moment: frosty robins
Frost and decorations. These are two things I noticed at the weekend. There's definitely more decorations popping up in the area of Bedfordshire where I live. And it was cold too and pretty frosty when I was up and out at first light on Saturday (I hasten to say awake as well, but hey!). So...
10 Dec 2012
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