I was absent-mindedly stalking some tiny 22-spot ladybirds around the honeysuckle this morning, as they trundled about looking for the mildew on which they feed, when a comparatively huge something (12mm in length, as opposed to around 4mm for the … Continued


R and I went for a walk at Charlecote this morning, where the weather was glorious. The fallow bucks are shedding their antlers, and the does (many of them pregnant) are gathering in bigger groups than I’ve ever seen before. … Continued