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European Nightjar

This Nightjar was photographed during a licensed nest visit. The European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus can be a tricky species to study. Often, the male Nightjar’s unique churring call is the only sign that these migrants have arrived in the UK for the summer, unless you are lucky enough to see one silhouetted against the moonlight. 82 more words

Nocturnal Nagshead

The dearth of posts lately is certainly not a reflection of our many recent adventures. In a few forthcoming mini-posts we will try to sum up these outings and sightings, so we begin way back in June. 759 more words

Mating Glow-worms

I’ve been spending a lot of nights recently on a Nightjar study (photos to follow), which, due to the crepuscular nature of the Nightjar, often gives opportunities for other interesting wildlife sightings, such as these mating Glow-worms. 110 more words

Speech House Family Riding Show

When my wife was a child her passion was for horse riding. Suffering from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, type 3 – hypermobility (EDS) means that because of her health issues she never thought she would be able to ride horses again. 430 more words


What's on this week - summer fun for everyone!

Chepstow Festival

Every summer, the Chepstow Festival brings a month of music, theatre and performance to the historic town. This year, there are 11 exciting theatre productions in Chepstow Castle by Britain’s top professional touring open-air theatre companies. 711 more words

Do Something Different


A couple of weeks away in Pembrokeshire and the Forest of Dean was a real gift.  Not spectacular travel, but a chance to rest, a break, time away from work to return refreshed, time to slow down and be, to sit quietly and read some good books, to potter around, to be outside, to do some walking. 102 more words

Forest Path Painting

Just finished a painting for our gorgeous friend Nic xx Happy 30th xx 6 more words