Garden Arachnid

We came across this impressive arachnid whilst tidying the garden recently, which a little research identified as a Nursery Web Spider. The British Arachnological Society gives the following summary description, which reminds me that I often see it’s silken funnels amongst the long grasses in the set aside land around…

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Lazy days

Whilst the five ringed circus entertained the world a few short miles south down the Lee Valley, Great Amwell basked in summer warmth. Thirsty livestock visited the shoreline, whilst Little Egret fished the shallows and Great Crested Grebe delved deeper. In the meadows butterflies danced across the sea of grass,…

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It’s been emotional

After two weeks of hosting the greatest show on earth, London can take a pause and a breath before the five ringed circus starts up again with the arrival of the paralympic games at the end of the month.The sport has been phenomenal with the heights of human achievement further…

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