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Monthly Archives: August 2017

I moved the herd from the North to Middle Marsh this morning, and put it in the Rhombus Field to eat the Himalayan balsam. There is far less balsam here now than this time last year, and many more flowering plants such as purple loosestrife, bird’s-foot-trefoil, and red campion. There is significantly less meadowsweet and great clouds of flying insects, large and small, zooming and fluttering about. The Rhombus Field is crisscrossed… Read More

This is the first time I’ve stayed-put within the grounds of a hotel when on holiday. My exercise regime is walking up and down the many stone steps between my room, the restaurant and pool bar. I’ve perfected the art of making two and sometimes three pints of beer last four to five hours. On all other holidays I have been out and about enjoying the scenery and photographing things. My dslr… Read More

Sitting on an island under a sweltering Mediterranean sun is causing my brain to overheat: circuits might frazzle if it wasn’t for the excellent cooling and hydrating properties of ice cold beer. I am drawn to pondering “Global Warming” and how it will impact the ecology of Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. As beer helps keep my brain cool and body functioning sufficient for its current low level of… Read More

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