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Andrena bicolor: a solitary mining bee: | Nature Notes from Dorset

An amateur naturalist’s knowledge is always going be restricted by the quality of reference material available which is usually going to be a field guide. I have looked for years for a top quality field guide to insects but have yet to find one so inevitably I photograph a number of insects I can never identify. 87 more words


The Creation of an Elemental Portal. Part 2. 19th June 2015.

I was pottering around, getting myself ready for the day, when ‘upstairs’ said:

“Go to the front of the caravan.”

So I duly went and stood facing the large bay window. 688 more words


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Door.”

Photo Challenge

Ducklings rescued from a storm drain

Two little ducklings were rescued from a storm drain after quick-thinking workers coaxed them to safety with an iPad recording of their mother’s quack.

The birds, which were only a few days old, fell down a manhole in Burton Bradstock in West Dorset last week. 228 more words

Boscombe (orientation)

Boscombe is pretty infamous for its druggies in the media. Politics and shenanigans aside, just have common sense and you will be fine! We’ve spent a good chunk of time there and never had any problems. 315 more words


Annual Mercury: the garden mercury | Nature Notes from Dorset

One of the things I enjoy most about writing my nature notes is the challenge of finding something interesting to say about every species I feature and I hope, in time, to feature every species of animal and plant I have found in Dorset. 103 more words