Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bosky bottom

The Dartmoor Preservation Association volunteers did great work for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at Common Wood Continue reading

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Later with light

The British Trust for Ornithology’s early-bird survey, in which I took part, shows that birds arrive later in well-lit gardens. Continue reading

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Don’t waste our time

The Guardian needs to make clear when online articles are not in the paper so we don’t waste time writing letters for publication about them. Continue reading

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A burst of silver

Otmoor is different every visit. This time I saw hundreds of golden plover. Continue reading

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A gentle but lasting impression

Today, 7 February, would have been Ian Berry’s ninetieth birthday.  Ian, who died last September, was a good friend for more than 40 years.  We met at Hillbridge Farm on Dartmoor in the early 1970s when Ian with his wife … Continue reading

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The decline and fall of Beacon Fell

Forty five years ago we were proud of our country parks, now the councils want to get rid of them. Continue reading

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