Monthly Archives: March 2019

A people’s charter

Today is the seventieth anniversary of the second reading of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Bill on 31 March 1949. It was a significant piece of post-war legislation. Continue reading

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Gull Friday

There was a Caspian gull by Spade Oak Lake, Little Marlow, on Friday. Continue reading

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Dartington connection

Henry Moore’s Memorial Figure at Dartington is dedicated to Christopher Martin, a friend of my mother’s. Continue reading

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Devon Area AGM

My final Ramblers’ AGM of the season was that of Devon Area at Dartington Hall. Continue reading

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Herts hawks Hepworth (and more)

Two days before the Hepworth exhibition opens at St Albans Museum, Herts County Council starts to sell its unique art collection. Continue reading

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Coal tit coincidence

I was pleased to find a coal tit on my winter bird survey where I had seen one two months before. Continue reading

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Prelude in Moor Pond Woods

My fourth Ramblers’ AGM of the season was Nottinghamshire Area‘s, held in Papplewick, north of Nottingham.  It was during a cold spell and I could not safely get there in time for the morning walk, but I arrived early at … Continue reading

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