Tag Archives: wildlife

Fleeting Impressions: Knowing my Place

Over the last month or so, I have been making little explorations around my home ground. Not going very far afield. 6.7.18 BUCKS VALLEY WOODS – hoverflies After the long, dry, sunny summer: flowers, birds, butterflies, verdant greenery – I … Continue reading

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Tarka

People tell me there are otters returning to this part of North Devon, though I have not been fortunate enough to see one myself. No longer brutally hunted with dogs and clubs, as in Henry Williamson’s book ‘Tarka the Otter’ (first … Continue reading

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We call him Fudgie

Oh no!  it’s the gull chick season again! Just look what I found under the car  a couple of hours ago. I christened him Fudgie. I think that was a mistake. The gulls nest on our chimneys every year despite our … Continue reading

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West Town Farm: Spring

West Town Farm is host to Organic Arts, an organisation that attracts artists and community groups for miles around to come and work and learn together.  I last visited one wet and wintry day back in November. (You will find the … Continue reading

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Agony Art

The exhibition currently showing at the Cornerhouse, Manchester  –  called Interspecies – sets out to examine whether ‘artists and animals can work together as equals’. Work together as equals, for heavens’ sake! As far as I can see, animals have no … Continue reading

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Sky Stones 2

Here’s the progress of Skystones this week. Sunday – cold and wet. Spend afternoon searching and digging out discarded stone from a neglected corner of the outbuilding. The stone is filthy, heavy and nowhere near enough. Mon – down the … Continue reading

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Torridge Boat Trip

Up the Torridge today on The Cheeky Monkey , from Appledore to Weare Giffard. A cold Sunday afternoon, with sunshine breaking through the cloud. It was a fabulous trip, another world, a completely different view of home surroundings, as the … Continue reading

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Creating Nature: Art in the Landscape

May 26 – June 6 2008, at Schumacher College, Devon, England. Susan Derges, Lynne Hull and James Marriott will be leading a practical course on the relationship between art and the natural world. Needs to be booked, and you can … Continue reading

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Bird Sanctuary

To Isley Marsh on a chilly morning – a wildlife sanctuary on the North Devon coast, owned by the RSPB. Meeting up with a large group of fellow nature-lovers. It felt strange approaching the site from the Estuary Business Park, … Continue reading

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