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A dearth of Red Deer
By     |    Oct 27, 2013
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A dearth of Red Deer

OK, so there was never a very high chance of successfully watching the Red Deer rut with a toddler in tow, but I decided that it was worth a try and we headed to Rackenford Moor to try our luck. There have been thunderstorms this week and another one is threatening, now. Dark clouds bear down on us. I scan the bleak horizon for deer, but there are only cows and ponies to [...]

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Culm grassland
By     |    Aug 11, 2013
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Culm grassland

There is a wonderful smell in the air and I can’t work out whether it is due to the huge swathes of Meadowsweet, or the Common Valerian, which is starting to go to seed, or the wild mint that we are crushing underfoot. We are at Dunsdon Nature Reserve, which contains a lovely example of culm grassland. We are a month or two too late to see it at its best, [...]

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