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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...

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...

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...