My back, which has been niggling me for about a fortnight now, was so bad when I woke up this morning that it took me nearly an hour to get myself upright, and even then it needed heavy strapping before … Continued


The synchronised emergence of Large Red Damselflies from our ponds that conspicuously didn’t happen six weeks ago when we were hoping and looking for it, seems to be happening now. Today we had four emerge from the wildlife pond, and … Continued


I risked a trip to Croome this afternoon, in search of dragons. Last year the lake was almost devoid of Odonata, a situation I blamed (vocally) on excessive clearance of the emergent vegetation on which so many species depend, and … Continued