Category Nature

Favourite Tree

On Monday I was stopped in my tracks by the traffic lights going out of town. Although I was keen to get to work it was fortuitous. In the first light of the morning I was able to admire a…

Trapped

My November swim is done and dusted but I got trapped and nearly came a cropper. That’s in spite of being wary in and on the water. I’ve got a healthy respect for the waves, checking weather conditions and sea…

Covidae

I’ve got a bit of a thing about the crow family, Covidae, as the Romans would have called them. It includes the obvious candidates: rooks, choughs, magpies and jackdaws. But I’ve just found out that nuthatches are part of the…

Wild Swimming

The first of September! A new month and a new wild swimming challenge. Here’s a selfie from three years ago taken before I ate all the pies during lockdown. I’m wearing one of the first presents that Hot Stuff bought…