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Flowering of Crocus tommasinianus heralds spring, hopefully

The flowering of Crocus tommasinianus ‘Barrs’ in our rockery is a pleasing sign that spring is not too far away.

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Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (Fox Video) - 1992

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Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest


Fern Gully is a beautiful rainforest that has remained untouched by humans for a very long time. 655 more words


Still time to take your count in the Big Garden Birdwatch

Each year, around this time of the year, the RSPB organise a count of the variety of birds that you see in an hour. Their  166 more words


Red Deer doing good work, munching on gorse at Chobham Ridges

Red Deer munching on gorse is exactly why they were introduced into the Bisley and Pirbright Ranges by Surrey Wildlife Trust.

The deer were next to the perimeter fence of the ranges on the path along Chobham Ridges, as I passed them on my walk from Lightwater to Deepcut. 46 more words

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A Swan and Mallard ducks slither on the ice of Hammond's Pond

Popping into the Windlesham Parish Council office in The Avenue in Lightwater I spied, in the distance, birds slithering around on the iced-over Hammond’s Pond. 166 more words


A new walk didn't last long - too jolly cold

Dog walkers, methinks, are more used to braving all weathers than me. Dogs need their exercise and to do their business.

Dog walkers were the only people I saw on Chobham Common yesterday. 119 more words

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Sunset over Chobham Ridges at the end of my walk

Not much to be said here, other than this was the sunset over Chobham Ridges at the end of my afternoon walk over the local heathland described in my previous article.

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