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Singing hawthorn

I have been back at work for a month now. 30 days that have passed in a blur of consultations and operations, laboratory results and medications. 842 more words

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October is on the horizon, the leaves are turning to orange, gold and red. I can hardly believe it has almost been a month since the goatlings arrived. 866 more words

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A Basilisk!

And I though basilisks only existed in role-playing games (and Harry Potter of course).

By Marcel Burkhard/ Cele4, http://www.tierlexikon.ch (Edit of Image:Stirnlappenbasilisk2.jpg by Fir0002) [CC BY-SA 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Sooty Tern

By Duncan Wright (self-made while working for USFWS) , via Wikimedia Commons


Autumn Calving - The pitter patter of tiny hooves!

I’m not really sure whether Autumn has arrived or not because the weather is all over the place. One minute we have blustery winds and torrential downpours. 880 more words

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Tick Awareness

What are ticks?

Ticks are ectoparasites, which means they live on the outside of a host animal. They are ‘haematophages’; they like to eat blood. When it comes to finding a meal ticks aren’t particularily choosy, and will feed off dogs, cats, humans,livestock and wild animals. 786 more words

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Duck Tales

On a trip to Central Park on August 13, 2016, I took time to visit the duck pond, studying the ten ducks that were there. During most of the twenty-minute period, at least two ducks stayed on a rock preening themselves, while the others were swimming. 155 more words