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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sunrise 07.52 am      Sunset: 04:54 pm

Sunrise 07.52 am      Sunset: 04:54 pm

Sunrise 07.52 am      Sunset: 04:54 pm

The mole digs and lives in tunnels in the soil; its day consists of digging new and clearing existing tunnels. The spoil from these excavations is pushed to the surface via another hole dug by the mole. It is this process that creates the stereotypical mole hill. It is not the case with every mole, but I have seen tunnels dug partly in soil, and partly in snow. When the snow melts, we are sometimes… Read More

Well, the snow has melted and the drab greens and browns of winter have returned. The welcome exception is the bright yellow blooms that now decorate the spiky gorse bushes in Hoo Wood. A week of snow seems to have encouraged bulbs to push their shoots above-ground, gorse buds to break open, and elder leaves sprout. The growing season appears in a hurry to get started. The bluebell shoots are already visible. I am… Read More

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