489 for 4 – Garden Wildlife

Animal species in my garden Not a cricket score but the number of animal species recorded from my garden over the last four years.  It does however remind me of the memorable day ten years ago in November 2010 when as I perused the overnight cricket scores from Australia I came across the remarkable score […]

Signs of Spring survey 2020

Back in January a few of us involved in Curracag and the Outer Hebrides Biological Recording group decided to launch a phenology survey we ended up calling Signs of Spring. Phenology is the study of when things happen and for centuries people have systematically recorded when certain natural events occur. Perhaps the most famous phenologist […]

Spring – as if to tease us ….

As if to tease us, indications of better things to come arrived just as daylight hours reached their minimum. The first tentative daffodil shoots appeared amongst the rapidly dwindling Calendulas in the garden and deep in the hedge a Song Thrush started to sing. Knowing that the worst of winter is still to come I […]