Monthly Archives: December 2011

My bird year, 2011

I have some happy bird-memories from 2011.  I saw 96 species (fewer than last year but I guess I went to fewer birdy-places). The year started with a sighting, on my morning run up the road on 19 January, of … Continue reading

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Octavia Hill remembered, a century on

The year 2012 marks the centenary of the death of Octavia Hill, an early activist of the Open Spaces Society.  Octavia became involved in the society in about 1875 shortly after her unsuccessful campaign to buy the fields between Swiss … Continue reading

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A sweet success

Last Friday I had the pleasure of unveiling the plaque to mark the registration of Sugary Green, Dartmouth, as a town or village green. The green is a lovely plat on the Dart estuary, with views across to the cliffs … Continue reading

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