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BLE – Orchy flying strong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgO1SE2B_WA   Sadly my last bat flight rotted away a couple of years ago. Flying my rescues in this room is not ideal, but it is safer than just releasing without test flying and it is my only way of making sure they will be strong...

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Eventful

Eventful and long night. Over the past few weeks, Bucksy, my Brown long-eared bat, has been flown regularly here at home, and on Mon.night I took him down to a large purpose built bat flight in S'th Dorset, to see how he coped. His torn ear is still of concern but as...

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Squirrel tricks

Squirrel tricks

Spotted this little chap on the shed roof and wondered what on earth he was doing. I was initially concerned as he was laying as flat as a pancake, and thought he may have injured himself. With his legs splayed about behind him, he then proceeded to drag himself from...

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Tollard Tattler – May 14th

HELPING OUR POND LIFE AND BATS SU SHIMELD I have registered Tollard Pond with Froglife and the Department of Transport register of amphibian migratory crossings. Across the UK, toad numbers have plummeted for many reasons including: loss and degradation of breeding...

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Amy Fine Art Print

Amy Fine Art Print

Lovely surprise this morning.  An 'Amy Orangutan fine art print is now on her way to Somerset.

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Toads laid low

Toads laid low

I was torn tonight 'twixt a Bat group meeting and a Barn Owl meeting, both on Zoom - Or - going out on Toad Patrol to rescue toads from the local village road. As there were 18 toads killed prior to me getting to the village last night, I knew that toad rescues had to...

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Unusual sky

Unusual sky

On the way through the park and was fascinated by this sky and the cloud formations.

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Winter flowering Honeysuckle

This Lonicera purpusii 'Winter Beauty' (also known as the winter flowering Honeysuckle) was a gift from my dear Dad, many moons ago. In summer, this lovely shrub is just a green bush, but each winter when most else is resting, it awakens, flowers, and produces the...

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