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Late winter/spring is just the right time to learn more about birdsong, as we gradually become aware of the sound that has largely been absent since last autumn. More and more birds are starting to sing and you can hear many of them in your garden a more

13 Feb 2018 15:24 Naturalist

A rare opportunity is being offered by the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project to gain expert tuition in training novice sheepdogs. The course is being delivered by Kenny Watson, a highly respected shepherd, at his farm close to Postbridge on Dartmoor . The c more

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Since childhood, ponds and their inhabitants have fascinated me: dipping a jam-jar or net into a neighbourhood pond was to enter a world completely unlike that on dry land. Reading reports of the legendary ‘marches’ when frogs would simultaneously re more

5 Dec 2017 15:43 Naturalist

October is the month when late-staying summer visitors such as swallows and house martins, shortly heading off for Africa, overlap with early winter visitors like redwings and fieldfares from Scandinavia. These winter thrushes feed voraciously on haw more

17 Oct 2017 12:29 Naturalist

A 5-mile walk in the Plym Valley with Bruce Pryde of Tavistock Ramblers. Walk down the River Plym from Cadover Bridge (SX555646) through woodland to Shaugh Bridge. Across the river are the Dewerstone rocks, always a favourite with climbers. We return more

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