Bits and Bobs of the Last week

Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole

The warmish days have produced the next butterfly to show – The Orange Tip, plenty of these about along with the Peacocks, Tortoise Shells, Commas and Brimstones.

Male Orange Tip Butterfly Male Orange Tip Butterfly

For some time I’ve been waiting for the return of the Little Owls that nest by the “community Farm veg plot”
Well here’s one of the prospective parents who has just showed him or herself

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On the flower front there are masses of cowslips and celandines,  Wild Arum and finally lovely patches of Ground Ivy, a weed in your garden but nice in the wild.

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Victoria drive is again showing a very good number of Fritillaries shortly I hope to be followed by Common Spotted, Bee and Pyramidial orchids

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The Infra Red Cameras did a good job at the Gloucesters’ badger set, not a great deal of badgers but get the Fox and Muntjac deer. The badgers obviously doesn’t…

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About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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