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5 Jul 2020

We may not enjoy it, but rain is normally an important and regular feature of our weather here in Dalgety Bay. So, when during April and May we had very little, we rejoiced in the dry and sunny weather for our Lockdown walks.  But while we enjoyed the blue sky and suns...

14 Jun 2020

I am sure many of you who remember the wonderful wildflower display we had at this time last year at the Heritage Viewpoint may be wondering why there is not the same colourful show this year.

Most of the colour last year came from the Cornfield Annuals that were conce...

25 May 2020

This has been a year when there have been a lot of slow flying jet-black flies around, no doubt producing the “ugh” reaction from most people.  But these are not flies that want to enter your house and land on your food, they are flying around with the sole aim of mati...

23 May 2020

None of the birds in this note benefit from garden bird feeders, these are birds for whom gardens are just an extension of the woodland itself so they are only occasional visitors to gardens that have suitable food. 

Wren

Another very strong singer, despite being one of...

19 May 2020

While you have seen in the previous blog some of the birds that take food directly from garden feeders the following ones will cover those that that also live in our woodlands and may appear in our gardens as well.  For some, there is the advantage of taking any feed s...

4 May 2020

While there are still a few trees without obscuring leaves, and ground cover has yet to reach its full height, it is still a good time of the year to see some of the small birds that live in, or pass through our woodlands and, if we are lucky, visit our gardens.  Many...

25 Apr 2020

Passing our wildflower bank below Crow Wood the other evening I was pleased to see that there was a good scattering of Cowslips in the area below the path.  These have developed from the seed mix sown there in 2014 and first appeared in flower in 2018, it looks as thou...

25 Apr 2020

It has now been several weeks since we last had any significant rain and there is little in the immediate forecast.  Fortunately, the winter was wet which will have helped to top up the ground water, but the oaks planted on 3rd March by the P7 pupils from Donibristle P...

17 Apr 2020

As well as some of the smaller wildlife this is also an excellent time to appreciate some of the birds that benefit from the woodlands and our coastline.  Firstly - one of the shore birds.

The stretch of coastline that fronts Dalgety Bay from the west end of Hopeward Wo...

13 Apr 2020

As I am sure you will have noticed, it is not just bumblebees that are now around our gardens and wildflowers.  There are some very colourful butterflies around too.  Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock, also spend the winter in hibernation as adults, but unlike the bumble...

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