Monthly Archives: February 2019

Chiffchaffs in February—all wrong!

I was astonished to see chiffchaffs at Spade Oak Lake in February, I guess they spent the winter here. Continue reading

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Remembering Betty Coles

My friend Betty Coles from Little Harrowden in Northamptonshire died in December aged 88. Her son Michael spoke about her at her funeral in January. Continue reading

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Better for butterflies

An unprecedented 28 volunteers worked at Common Wood, making a better habitat for butterflies. Continue reading

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Matchless Maurice

Maurice Tebbutt, who has died aged 88, was a leading light in the Northamptonshire Ramblers for half a century. Continue reading

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1189 & all that

Thirty years ago I wrote an Opinion piece in Open Space magazine about the importance of 1189. Continue reading

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