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European Nightjar


Nice to see the return of what is probably my favourite bird. So far this year I’ve only seen a few, but will be spending a lot more time with them over the coming weeks, as per every year. 32 more words

From deer-light to despair

Ever since we moved here in 2014 I’ve heard lots about the deer in our area but, apart from the occasional road sighting, I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing deer in my immediate surroundings. 336 more words

Wood Warbler


Wood Warbler photographed last week in the forest. Wood warblers are long-distance migrants, breeding across Europe and wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. The species is declining in many countries across its breeding range. 22 more words

Pied Flycatcher


A male Pied Flycatcher in the Forest of Dean, photographed while prospecting for a nest site with female. Numerous visits in to a small hollow in a tree trunk seemed to seal the deal, but I haven’t returned to see if they decided to use it or not. 17 more words

Puzzlewood - day out near Cardiff

This weekend we went to Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean.

Sounds ages away doesn’t it? The Forest of Dean is in Gloucestershire after all. But Puzzlewood is actually only an hour away from Cardiff. 245 more words

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Things are “hotting” up at the Dean Heritage Centre

A fiery Bank Holiday weekend is in store at the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC) as its annual Fire and Wood festival returns on Saturday 28th until Monday 30th May. 417 more words

Forest Of Dean

Nature Takes Its Springtime Course

Right, so, where was I?

Ah yes, chickens. Chickens, bees, grass cutting and forest school runs. Well, we’re heading into another Spring and not much has changed really! 528 more words