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Sheep playing Possum

Early morning on the South Downs, not really sure what the two sheep in the middle are up to

Environment

ECOCIDE CONTINUES AT PONDTAIL WOOD

The Occupied Argus

By ANN NARKEH

Despite public outcry following reports that 13 acres of ‘protected’ ancient woodland have been destroyed, the ecocidal maniacs responsible have now dumped tonnes of waste rubble onto the site. 160 more words

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Species of the Week #6

Buntings are among some of my favourite birds; the males have splendid plumage, they have simple but distinctive songs which are delivered from open vantage points (most helpful for birders) and are overall quite characterful and interesting. 395 more words

Wildlife

Dukes, Skippers and Hairstreaks

From the dead white mounds of chalk rise living jewels that spiral in the light, fragrant air; they seem like animated flower heads broken free from their stems – powered not by the random wafting of wind but by a spark of life from the sun itself. 1,243 more words

Wildlife

Chanctonbury Ring, South Downs

It was a bit of a climb (understatement) which was more acute than high but well worth the effort. Luckily, before we went, I hadn’t read anything of the tales of… 124 more words

Travel

Three Forts Challenge - 1st May 2016

Most of my training for this year’s Brighton marathon was off-road, up on the South Downs. It’s my favourite place to run now – far more relaxing than the roads and it has really helped my endurance. 211 more words