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An Appreciation of Trees 0

An Appreciation of Trees

What a lovely walk around Fulham Palace gardens we had at the weekend. A big thank you to the Fulham Palace Trust and all those folks who came along, I hope you enjoyed it...

London Cherry Blossom 0

London Cherry Blossom

    What an amazing display London’s cherry blossoms are putting on at the moment! A cherry is any tree in the genus Prunus. The most common variety of ornamental cherry which blossoms in...

“Chiff chaff chiff chaff chiff chaff…” 0

“Chiff chaff chiff chaff chiff chaff…”

The unmistakable sound that assures us spring is here; the song of the Chiffchaff. The two notes of the song which give the bird it’s name; the high pitched ‘chiff’ and the lower pitched...

Crocuses – Incredible Stigmas 0

Crocuses – Incredible Stigmas

  I am sure that you will have been admiring the Crocuses which are out in flower at the moment in many of the parks. As lovely as the petals are, its the vibrant...

Lichen Lemon Tarts 0

Lichen Lemon Tarts

              One of the wonderful things about wildlife is that there will be some around whatever the weather, and it can cheer you up on a grey day. My mood was...

Bring on the Brimstone! 0

Bring on the Brimstone!

Yesterday I spotted my first butterfly of the year! A delicately fluttering male Brimstone, whose yellow wings shone in the sun. It is commonly believed that the word “butterfly” is derived from “butter-coloured fly” which is attributed...

Exploring the Thames 0

Exploring the Thames

What a great group of explorers I had out with me today. I awarded them the prize for biggest leech found on the Thames! How many leeches can you spot in their tray? The...

Early Eggs 0

Early Eggs

In the south we are already beginning to see early frogspawn! Laying this early is always a gamble, with a late frost threatening to wipe out all life within in the jelly. However, if the weather...

Cormorant; a bit wet or a well evolved fisherman? 0

Cormorant; a bit wet or a well evolved fisherman?

A cormorant apparently drying its wings is a common site along the Thames. However there is more behind this wings spread posture than is often thought. It was once commonly believed that cormorant feathers...

Buds in Winter 0

Buds in Winter

In winter, it may seem like the trees are lifeless skeletons. Not the case! Look closely and you will find buds waiting to burst into life as the warmer weather arrives. Without leaves, buds...