Out and about again more It’s good to get out more now, it’s summertime, no clogged up muddy boots and plenty to look for. Hook with Warsash has been one of my favourite places since moving down this way from Kent. Situated at the mouth of the River Hamble you get the best of both […]

Virginia Creeper mid September

The Virginia Creeper An old boy gave me two Virginia Creeper cuttings about 12 years ago. I’m not exactly the best with Flowers and Plants (if I can’t eat it, I’m useless!!), so I just popped them into the ground and every year since, come September, they give me an enormous array of red.     […]

Swallow flying

Swallows I was lucky enough to find a campsite just a mile from the coast, space for 80 Campers and Caravans, but I was only one of four people staying there. In true anti-social fashion I found a spot the furthest away from anyone else and enjoyable the peace and smell of the Farm no […]

Orange Tip Butterfly

April certainly is the start of the summer wildlife season and it’s very apparent around the Lane and surrounding fields. Butterflies The most noticeable change is seeing the Butterflies re-appear; thus far a Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip, Brimstone and Whites, the latter two have not sat long enough for me to get a […]

Wheatear on rocky coastline

After missing my Scotland trip due to ill health back in June I’d been waiting a chance to get away for a few days. With the weather looking reasonable I decided upon 4 nights on a Campsite overlooking Chesil Beach, Weymouth in Dorset. There were three places I wanted to visit; 1. Portland 2. RSPB […]

Male Linnet

Just 60 or so meters down the Lane, the Lane runs out and a footpath takes you through to the fields, from there you can walk three miles to Wye without coming within half a mile of a house. It’s rural and nice to be on your doorstep. Male Linnet Over the first field there’s […]