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Birdwatcher’s Diary No.149

By Malcolm Fincham As October came to a close, it was time and tradition to set our clocks back an hour once again. “Why can’t we leave those clocks alone…

Richard’s Wey November 2017

The latest report from Richard Cant, the Stoke lengthman on the River Wey Navigations You may remember last month that I mentioned Old Bucks weir near Bowers Lock had been dewatered for…

Riff Raff Diary – November 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weir keeper by Robert Craig I took two weeks annual leave during October. So the beginning of the month prior to…

Beekeeper’s Notes November 2017: Lunch At The Ivy

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon. He talks about the unsung autumn hero that feeds so many birds and insects. Even though it is autumn and getting chillier by the day, the…

Birdwatcher’s Dairy No.148

By Malcolm Fincham Getting back to my Surrey roots after a glorious week away in the Scillies, I grounded myself by returning tp Papercourt water meadows in Send. On my…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.147

By Malcolm Fincham Breaking free from the battleship-like chains that hold me so dear to Surrey, an opportunity came my way when most of our migrating birds had passed though…

Riff Raff Diary – October 2017

Riff Raff Diary – October 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig With the autumn equinox now behind us and the hours of daylight becoming shorter, the character of…

Richard’s Wey October 2017

The latest report from Richard Cant, the Stoke lengthman on the River Wey Navigations The sunny spells and showers of September meant that the vegetation had been growing vigorously, with the locksides…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.146

By Malcolm Fincham The second half of my September diary included a couple of trips to Farlington Marshes near Portsmouth. These visits allowed me comparisons of ‘latest’ sightings there, as…

Beekeeper’s Notes October 2017: The British Black Bee

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon. He talks about how the British native black bee may be making a comeback within these shores. It is interesting to see how an…

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