Summer Watch: The Pine Marten Masquerade

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When I was watching Springwatch a month ago little did I know that I would be one of the lucky few to spot a Pine Marten. The animal was featured on the programme and named as a rare and endangered species.

Nature Walk: The Lamb Stampede

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 Did you know that lambs can stampede? Neither did I until I went for a nature walk the other day and found myself observing...
Apple Tree

The Apple Tree and Storm Ophelia

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'The apple tree throws down its dead and we kneel, fools for its blackened, overripe flesh.'
White Feather

Feathers on the Road

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A flurry of butterflies awaits us, as we prepare to make the most of a rare blue sky. The weather has been stubbornly grey recently, so here is a chance to show my little girl that life can have a shine all of its own.

Father’s Day: The Wisdom of a Wagtail

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This year Father's Day was bitter sweet. I didn't get to spend the day with my Dad but I did come face to face with a wagtail who gave me the wisdom of wildlife.
Razor Clam Shell at Ardmore.

The Adventure Years

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When the sand draws you down to its grainy heart, you have to keep control of your feet, lift them, before they sink completely. This, I found out while walking on the beach at Ardmore with my husband and baby daughter. I was posing for a lighthearted picture and somehow my daughter's buggy stayed firm, while the sand crept up over my ballet pumps.
Swallow Chick

Swallow Chicks, Big Fish and Orange Berries

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If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have heard me mention my new family of three - the swallow chicks! Ok, so they're not quite mine, but as their nest is situated just a few feet from my door I have adopted the 'watchful aunty' role and I think we're beginning to bond!

Wild Rabbits with Memories of Watership Down

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I've been seeing wild rabbits everywhere, in people's gardens, at the side of the road, emerging from woodland. None of them have been white or have caused me to fall into a pit and hallicinate so I think I'm safe enough ;) .
Grasshopper on doorstep.

Grasshopper, Caterpillar, Mushroom Cake!

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It seems we have a friendly grasshopper, content to stretch out on our doorstep and chirp a greeting. Obviously, he doesn't realise his size puts him in great danger of being stepped on! He's so relaxed that my husband was able to take a very detailed close up of him.