Tag Archives: wildlife

Goatsuckers and other crepuscular creatures

Some bits of the Forest of Dean are hardly forest at all. When Canute ruled England in the 11th century, he named the Forest of Dean and excepted the top of Plump Hill, then wild and treeless and scattered with … Continue reading

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Freedom!

So today, Spiky Norman came home. There was no bunting or fanfare, which was just as well because, quite frankly, he displayed not a jot of recognition or gratitude. He remained curled up in a big heavy spiky ball, like … Continue reading

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Stop The Cull

Street art (since destroyed) by Beastie, Gloucester.   I experienced a life-time first recently. Β A couple of Saturdays ago, I exercised my democratic right to protest peacefully about an issue in a public place. It didn’t seem very radical in … Continue reading

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