Once again I was walking with my friend Annette this weekend and it appears that she knows an awful lot about birds.  As we walked along a gated road near Norton, Northamptonshire she stopped and said “listen to that Skylark”.  She then pointed it out to me as well as telling me all sorts of…

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This was a tagged video on YouTube where people in the backpacking industry are sharing their top tips for wild camping. All of the sensible tips had been done such as navigation tips, picking the perfect site to pitch, leave no trace, pitch late and leave early etc. I didn’t want to do the same…

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Picture of a crow

I met up with a friend last weekend to map a new walk near Daventry.  As we crossed a field we could hear a whole flock of crows in the distance.  I looked at Annette, are those rooks or crows?  She went on to explain the differences which I thought would make a great education…

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With all the recent snow, it was a perfect opportunity to test my new winter gear set up. I sleep cold…. VERY cold. I suffer from Raynaud’s and therefore I have poor circulation. It’s important to keep warm when sleeping, so I hope you enjoy this video as I test my new winter gear set…

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As I continue along my journey of learning something new about nature each week, I thought I would share with you my latest blog about endangered/protected flowers.  Please let me know if you are enjoying this series of “education slots”.  Spotting snowdrops and daffodils on my morning walk I started to wonder if these are…

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As I ventured out on my sunrise walk this morning, I felt a flutter of excitement as I spotted my very first snowdrops in the woods. They were rather droopy, but I didn’t care as I knew that we had turned a corner and spring was on its way. As I took off across the…

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