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

June 2018

It’s a sure sign that summer is here when the swallows come back from their winter quarters in Southern Africa. Many return to the same place where they nested last year, or where they were born, and by now most … Continue reading