Archive for May, 2009

Winter is over, spring has sprung, summer is on its way………

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

It was a hard winter here in Sussex but the wild orchids, like so much else, seem to have come through. Every spring I check my known locations of early purple orchid; this year they are all present and correct and in about the same numbers. No decline; on one roadside they even seem to have increased. (more…)

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Goodbye Cuckoo, Hello Badger

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

It is April 24th and I have still not heard a cuckoo in my garden. They are elsewhere in Sussex but not here in this valley. They were calling the day my daughter was born in 1992 but now she is revising for A Levels they are gone.  (more…)

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