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Springtime on the moor
By     |    Apr 26, 2013
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Springtime on the moor

On Dartmoor, the birds are singing. Meadow Pipits burst into the sky, pouring their hearts out, then parachute down to the ground again, whilst Skylarks belt out endless arias and Yellowhammers, perched in bare thorn bushes, chant ‘a little bit of bread and no cheese’. I hold Izzy’s hand as we climb the hill, aware that this is Adder country and that it is sunbathing weather for snakes today. We [...]

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An accidental Adder
By     |    Mar 25, 2013
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An accidental Adder

Sometimes you have to search long and hard for wildlife. Sometimes, it is just a case of being in the right place at the right time. We are in Pembrokeshire on holiday and it is a beautiful sunny morning. Izzy has walked a long way already, with a brief playground stop, from the cottage in Newport down to the Nevern Estuary. Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Wigeon, Mallards, Teal, Little Grebes [...]

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An exotic sort of duck
By     |    Mar 11, 2013
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An exotic sort of duck

It has been a draining week, with one very long day in hospital followed by an anxious, ongoing, wait for Izzy’s blood test results. So, it is nice to have something to celebrate today – my second Mother’s Day as a mum. It starts well, with breakfast in bed and the presentation of a home-made card featuring four multicolored felt-tip squiggles that Izzy assures me are Mummy, Daddy, Izzy and [...]

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