Sunday, 2 November 2014
Sunday, 19 October 2014
I thought that you would like to know that Old Knobbley, the ancient Oak tree that lives in Mistley, is one of ten finalists in The Woodland Trust’s contest to find England’s Favourite Tree of the Year. They were selected from over 200 trees that were nominated by the public.
Old Knobbley is special. He has a website, a presence on Facebook and a beautifully illustrated children’s book about the events that he has lived through during his long life. My daughter Morag is passionate about growing and protecting trees. This is top of her list of “must do" activities to help our environment,
On your Farm devoted part of their program on Monday to The Woodland Trust. Since then there has been a lot of interest from the national and local media.
Please support Old Knobbley NOW by voting on The Woodland Trust's website. You have until November 3rd. All you need is an email address.
Meanwhile you can keep up to date with events by looking at his special Vote for Me page on Facebook.
Please share this with your friends and colleagues and encourage them to vote.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
These are just some of the photos that I've taken near our new pond.
With thanks to Ispot, this is a Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly (Libellula depressa). It was hovering over this twig and dipping it's abdomen down onto it. Laying eggs!
Another Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly. There were quite a few of these darting across the water.
A saw one lone swallow and these busy House Martins. Difficult to get them in focus from a distance.They seen to be gathering mud. for their nest building.
This is the first damselfly that I've seen in the wood. They need water to complete their life cycle.
This male blackbird was enjoying a quick dip.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
For a number of people, this was the first time that they had looked round the wood since they helped with planting the trees and we received lots compliments from villagers and newcomers.Some more Buckle's Wood bags were sold- an added bonus.
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Had a wander in the wood to see if the pond was still brimful following the rain last week --and it was!
Managed to snap this little blue butterfly which I shall ask Ispot to identify. (a small blue perhaps)
Then, a lovely surprise. On the way home, I paused again at the pond I snapped this little creature which came up for air and and then disappeared into the murky water. A Water Boatman, perhaps.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Saturday 14 June
A date to remember
Lady Charity has great pleasure in inviting all her friends and relations to a day out in Buckle's Wood. We shall be remembering our ancestors who lived during the First World War. Dress optional, but appropriate for the occasion!
Some body give Bertie a prod, otherwise he'll miss the prize giving.
More details to follow.
Saturday, 5 April 2014
A temporary wire netting fence surrounds the plants to keep them safe from the rabbits and hopefully they will merge in with the other all the other wildflowers over the summer.
I thought the Barn Owl box would not be occupied this year, so it was good top see a pair of Jackdaws popping in and out, whilst keeping an eye on me and flying off when I got too close!