Tag Archives: wildlife

Spring promise

It’s the first day of March, the snow is still clinging to the slopes of Weardale, but boy can you feel the promise of spring around these parts. Snowdrops are in full bloom. Everywhere, even in fields and on waste … Continue reading

Posted in Essays | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Roof garden

It feels like a long time since we moved house, but it’s only been three months. I’ve gone from wildlife-rich to wildlife-poor, but the streets – and roofs – are not as empty as I thought. While Crook is brimming … Continue reading

Posted in birdwatching, In the garden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Snow days

  So it’s November and we have about a foot of snow in Durham, and no sign of a thaw. I like snow, but the wildlife and garden don’t. Lazy gardeners like me will have been caught out. We don’t … Continue reading

Posted in In the garden | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment