Rievaulx Abbey

A bit of a departure from my normal territory, but a trip to Rievaulx is well worth recording. The main reason for going was to see Charles Monkhouse’s installation about the Brocken Spectre. A very technical production which produced amazing … Continue reading


I came across an amazing number of fungi in one quite small area this morning. I doubt whether any of them are rare but the other suprising thing was that very few of them had been eaten in any way. … Continue reading

Common Lizards

August must be Common Lizard Month! This time of year it is about 4 to 6 weeks after most of the young were born and they spend much of their time sunning themselves when they can to build themselves up … Continue reading

Toads 2016

[Show as slideshow] Don’t you just love toads! At this time of year hundreds gather together in ponds around the country with one sole aim – to mate! For 51 weeks a year they lurk in marshes, bogs and other … Continue reading