Monthly Archives: June 2021

An infallible hiccup-cure

For my 1,000th blog I thought I’d share my hiccup cure which I learnt at school. Continue reading

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Welcome renewed

Five years ago I opened the Welcome Way in West Yorkshire. It has been so popular that the promoters have published the second edition of the guidebook. Continue reading

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Churring at Camberley

I returned to a Surrey heathland after two years to do a nightjar count. Continue reading

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Champagne in the hut circles

Twenty years ago the incomparable Shaugh Moor on south-west Dartmoor was saved from becoming a giant dustbin for china-clay waste. Continue reading

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Empty promises

The environment secretary’s big speech on 18 May has proved a disappointment. Continue reading

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Dead trees matter

While it is sad so many trees were felled in Park Wood, one of the remaining dead trees proved an invaluable habitat. Continue reading

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Tetsworth tribulations

I was dismayed to find that path problems which I reported last year at Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, remain unresolved or have been repeated. I’m on the case. Continue reading

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Head west for wood warblers

I was thrilled to hear wood warblers in the Forest of Dean. Continue reading

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