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babygreattit

A baby great tit (Parus major) in the garden in June 2010...

Throughout 2010 I am revisiting the little green nature book that accompanied my childhood and seeing if I can still spot the plants and animals featured in its monthly sketchbook pages.

The book is “Wild Life Through the Year” by Richard Morse and it was published in 1942. You can read about earlier months here.

I have to admit it now seems rather bizarre trying to (more…)

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hawthorn-01

Flowers of hawthorn - also known as may - in my garden...

Throughout 2010 I am revisiting the little green nature book that accompanied my childhood and seeing if I can still spot the plants and animals featured in its monthly sketchbook pages.

The book is “Wild Life Through the Year” by Richard Morse and it was published in 1942. You can read about earlier months here.

Trying to tick off some of the 12 items a month featured in the sketchbook is giving me a certain focus as I look (more…)

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violets

This year everyone is commenting on the abundance of wild violets in gardens...

The little green book that accompanied my childhood was “Wild Life Through the Year” by Richard Morse. It was published in 1942 and I particularly like the sketchbook page for every month.

So every month I am showing these pages on my blog and making my own observations, based largely on my 2010 city garden. I don’t get out much! Read earlier months here.

Traditionally April is (more…)

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mosses

Moss on the wall...

In January when I started my Wildlife through the year “project” I said I intended to make 2010 the year I learned how to identify mosses.

Well, I have tried, and now (more…)

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lesser celandine

The lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) covers a bank in the garden and finds its way into cracks in walls and steps

The little green book that accompanied my childhood was “Wild Life Through the Year” by Richard Morse. It was published in 1942 and I particularly like the sketchbook page for every month. So every month I am showing these pages on my blog and making my own observations, based largely on my 2010 city garden. I don’t get out much! Read earlier months here.

daffodil

Daffodils for St David's Day on March 1 - although these are a cultivated variety, Golden Ducat, not the wild daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)

So far this year has been great – I have always (more…)

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long-tailed-tit

This lovely image of long-tailed tits is from a wonderful selection of wildlife blinds from Pictureblinds.co.uk – click on the picture to visit the site

The little green book that accompanied my childhood in a country village was “Wild Life Through the Year” by Richard Morse. It was published in 1942 and it is probably based on what could be seen in the English home counties, not in South Wales, where I have always lived.

I particularly like the sketchbook page for every month, with drawings of birds, other animals and plants you are likely to see. So I am showing these pages on my blog and passing my own observations, based on the village garden of my childhood and my 2010 city garden. Read more in my January post…

birdbath-ice

Ice on the birdbath in February

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grey squirrel in snow

Grey squirrel in snow, January 2010 - they don't properly hibernate

The little green book that accompanied my childhood in a country village was “Wild Life Through the Year” by Richard Morse. I was only eight years old when I wrote my name in it, having inherited it from my much older brothers, who were the type of lad, in those days, who collected birds’ eggs and pinned butterflies.

blackcap

Male blackcap in the garden in January 2010 - the female has a chestnut cap...

It was published in 1942 – before the words global warming were thought of – and it is probably (more…)

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