Archive for July, 2010

Glimpses of Hungary

Just had a brief sojourn in Hungary, and not entirely dry either. Here are a few snaps from Szeged. Read more…

Badgers at Wet-head

Wet-head badger hide is in Cropton forest and you can get up close and personal with a sett full thanks to the Forestry Commision. You’ve heard of bird tables, well…. Read more…

Ellerburn Bank

We spend most of the field course at Ellerburn Bank, which is exactly my idea of  paradise. Read more…

Bempton surprises

This week has been the annual university field course. We visit Bempton RSPB reserve to, well, show some great stuff to people. Read more…

Bishopthorpe’s orchids

The common spotted and pyramidal orchids on the cycle path were out again this week. Unfortunately an enthusiastic mower has now put paid to one of the pyramidals and eight of the spotted. Read more…

My first Tansy beetles. Wow.

Tansy beetles (see link here) are colourful, but otherwise rather ordinary leaf beetles, except for one little fact; the banks of the river Ouze near York is the only place they can be found in the UK, and they’re declining. Read more…