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A dragonfly hunt
By     |    Jul 31, 2013
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A dragonfly hunt

Beyond the reservoir, which, covered with yellow and white water lilies,¬†could be an impressionist painting, is the heath. We are visiting Bystock Nature Reserve this morning and we have it to ourselves. It is a peaceful place, with a Yellowhammer singing ‘little bit of bread and no che-ese’ and a Green Woodpecker yaffling in the background. We follow the boardwalk by the pools and our path is crossed by a [...]

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Finding frogspawn
By     |    Feb 16, 2013
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Finding frogspawn

Izzy starts to jiggle excitedly in her carrier as we approach Tottiford Reservoir. “Bath!” She cries, pointing at the water, “Bath! Bath!” I explain to her that the water is cold and deep, not like a bath at all, then put her down to walk amongst the Rhododendrons. A few minutes later she stops to stare at the mud that has dirtied her shiny purple shoes. I show her that [...]

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