Wood Anemone

Woodland flowers are a treat of spring, taking their moment in the sun when the tree canopies above are naked to flower, bringing colour to the woodland floor. Later in May Bluebells will take their turn, but for now it is the primrose and the delicate Wood Anemone that take…

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The Rib Valley in early April

This sound recording was compiled from sounds captured on a recent circular walk in The Rib Valley between Barwick Ford and Latchford. It was an overcast day with occasional gusty showers. The route I chose took me through Cook’s Wood, full of birdsong and the promise of spring, down to…

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Wet and dry at Wilstone

A breeze-blown drizzle greeted my arrival at Wilstone Reservoir near Tring yesterday, giving a monochrome cast to the view across the water, the surrounding Chiltern hills rolled up in blankets of grey. I’d dropped in after lunch at The Valiant Trooper in Aldbury and determined to explore for an hour…

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Grey Wagtail at the ford

The yellow rump of this Grey Wagtail caught the eye at the ford this evening as it flicked and bobbed in the shallows in the fading light of the day. Spring yellow doesn’t yet extend to the daffodils in our lane, though the cowslips have opened under the apple tree…

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