Category Archives: Nature

Atten…shun!

Saw a horde of caterpillars on a rose bush in our garden at the weekend that I’m sure we’d never seen dining there before. Turns out that they are not caterpillars as that term is for butterflies and moths only. … Continue reading

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“Seven Ages of Starlight” exposes my failing

I lost an hour and a half of important decorating time to this lovely programme. This is the epic story of the stars, and how discovering their tale has transformed our own understanding of the universe. Once we thought the … Continue reading

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Ice Age 4–at war with science

I like the Ice Age franchise but watching number 4 today was a strain at times. In fact, all of the times when they featured an iceberg or a tectonic plate movement. There were other aspects or themes that also … Continue reading

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Asking for trouble

The squirrel in the picture below is the first invader of its species in our garden since we moved in over in 1999. Considering how far away the woods are – the width of the road – that’s quite surprising. … Continue reading

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Rat Cage Trap

The cage is set up and active at the end of the garden. Will have to wait until the morning to see if anything will and furry is going to be inside glaring at me. I have a feeling the … Continue reading

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Jay

Pretty poor photo I know but I don’t get to see too many jays as they are very shy. I do not expect the cat which was sitting under the tree at the time waiting for the rats to come … Continue reading

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Visitors have finally overstayed their welcome

It has finally been decided that the Rattus Norvegicus colony at the end of the garden have to be evicted. It’s probably only a matter of time before they come into the house when the patio doors are open more … Continue reading

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