Challenging Habitat Blog

Outdoor Daily III

A sunny day and I’ve been peering into my pond, watching the most amazingly weird life form… …a transluscent tube, between 7 and 12 mm long, with central rod looking like a gut, but that’s not all… It… Read More

Pheasant Shoot and SUVs

I’m just returning from the dentist minding my own business and am stopped by a column of 16 SUVs (you know the type: Range Rovers and Japanese models with names, such as animal, terminator, dominator or whatever…) pouring… Read More

Outdoor Daily

Let’s say this is a grasshopper, which species I wouldn’t know. I heard and then saw it, and numerous more, in the flower meadows of a local nature reserve. This area used to be a farm and now… Read More

Outdoor Daily

Back on Dartmoor! The expanse of valleys and tors, a distant glimmer of the sea. What a treat! An ancient stand of oak amidst boulders, moss and lichen. The call of a cockoo. Swathes, no, ‘fields’ of cotton… Read More

Outdoor Daily

The perfect place for a lizard to soak up sunshine! I’m very happy to see this creature in our garden, hopefully where there is one, there are many more hidden from view. And this individual is also a… Read More

Outdoor Daily

Exploring little creeks in the Tamar Estuary is one of the great pleasures of paddle boarding. Just now is time for relaxation, waiting for the tide to turn, stretched out on the board, watching the midges and listening… Read More