2018 November

Several of you wrote to me last winter to say that you enjoyed our safari so this winter I’m taking you away again but somewhere very different from Tanzania – the archipelago of Svalbard. It is part of Norway and … Continue reading

October 2018

Autumn’s here and so are many fungi, some edible but some poisonous, so take advice from an expert before you fry up your foraging finds with the bacon. A lot of fungi associate with trees in symbiotic relationships where each … Continue reading

September 2018

September is the start of the ‘Daddy-long-legs’ season when the adult Crane flies, of which there are many species, emerge from the damp ground where they have been spending the greater part of their lives as Leather jackets, so called … Continue reading

August 2018

Roe deer are in the middle of their rutting season at the beginning of this month but, as we’ve talked about before, there will be delayed implantation of the foetus which will happen in December or January. Roe are the … Continue reading

July 2018

Summer days and everywhere seems to be full of life. Flowers are buzzing with insects, birds may be rearing their second or third broods, animals are taking advantage of the lush grazing and, as the old song goes, fish are … Continue reading