Tag Archives: insects

Noar Hill, Selborne – birds, butteflies, moths and orchids

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post about wildlife sightings, largely because they have been few and far between – not so much the sightings as the time to make them in the first place! However, having … Continue reading

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Ordination Retreat and it’s wildlife

For Winchester Diocese, like Portsmouth, ordination retreats are held at the beautiful Park Place and Wickham in the Meon Valley. ┬áLast week was my Diaconal retreat, shared with those being ordained to the priesthood in our diocese. There were periods … Continue reading

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More stoles and stories: red Ordination stole – and purple too!

Some while back I took delivery of what I thought would be my ordination (white – Christmas/Easter/Weddings) stole and the green (‘ordinary time’) stole, and now my stole maker has completed the red (Pentecost and Saints Days) and Purple (Advent … Continue reading

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The last day of my summer

Yesterday was to all intents and purposes the last day of my summer. I spent it out in the New Forest on not one, but two walks with my family, because I’m greedy and it was a nice day. Our … Continue reading

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Best Butterfly Day 2013 – New Forest

Back at the end of July before we took our holiday, I grabbed a few hours with my Dad wandering one of his favourite butterfly woods in the New Forest. It was a veritable bonanza of butterflies, when I got … Continue reading

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Roe Buck and other spring evening delights

Very quick post with a record of our evening stroll. The venue was Blackbushe and it’s surroundings again as usual. This Peacock Butterfly looks like it overwintered – though how any butterfly can survive the winter we’ve had, I really … Continue reading

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Beetles and butterflies between the showers

Today the sun has come out, term is over, the lad is home from his school music tour to Austria, and all is well with the world. But, it has been a tad showery recently, don’t you think?! I guess … Continue reading

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Hart DC cut and slash – does it conflict with new Biodiversity Action Plan?

Previously I have written about my delight in the fields adjacent to the Red Cross Centre in Yateley, that have been left this summer to grow long, and rich in flowers and insect life. Until yesterday that is! Today, I … Continue reading

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Small Heath butterfly finds an Early Marsh orchid

I remembered the camera when out walking the dog today. After a little incident with a young Roe buck (when I didn’t have anything except my phone) a few days ago, this was a major step forward. There are often … Continue reading

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Not to be missed or mowed – please!

I want to publicly thank Hart District and Yateley Town Councils for NOT mowing the grass, especially that in the fields adjacent to the Red Cross Centre in Yateley, which forms part of my regular dog walk. PLEASE keep up … Continue reading

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