Temperatures are dropping. 

It’s the last weekend in November and the morning temperatures are plummeting.  With a good ground frost covering the cars and grass areas where there’s no footfall. The sky is not cloudless but it’s pretty clear as Stella and I step out for our morning walk. A nights heavy wind and rain has put pay …

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It’s that time of year again 

It’s that time time of year again, Strictly come dancing is up and running and the popularity contest is over and now it’s the dancing competition proper, who will win, I don’t know but my money is on Debbie McGee and Alexandra into the final.  Then there’s the x factor, which apparently has it’s worst …

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If you go down to the woods today 

With the reports of Ticks getting on dogs it’s the first time in a while for Stella and I in Fridaywoods.  According to google the prime time for Ticks us in the spring so why are they about now?  I can only guess, but it’s logical from what ive been told  The dogs involved picked up the …

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In search of Brian and the remaining colour of autumn in Fridaywoods 

Stella and I stepped out this morning expecting to be dodging high winds and stepping around fallen Boughs and wind swept debris but the reality was much tamer.  Yes there were a lot of leaves, however it’s autumn apart from the fact there were a lot if green leaves to.  The so called operation to …

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The dawning of A Sunday morning A horse chestnuts leaves dying off magnificently

jack frosts alarm is going, he’ll soon be having breakfast and be out to play

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The drawback of living on the edge of a wood 

The are plenty of positives to living on the edge of Fridaywoods but this beautiful owl lived up to its name, the screech owl, was practicing last night around midnight.  I’ll defer to those more knowledgeable than I to tell us more about the screech owl and invite them to comment below please?  There was …

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Autumn arrives but the sun has not gone

Autumn has arrived but not with a vengeance, the sun still shines and the daily temperatures are still of a comfortable nature allowing me to finish off my drivers tan( you can always identify a professional driver by his unevenly tanned arms, as the right arm gets more sun, in the UK at least) The …

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A big juicy Fungi

Walking the wick. Day 2 of my new regime 

My first visit in a while walking the wick, which should be considered a Nature reserve,  with Stella my trusty side kick. It late August and the objections have all been registered, im.told by somebody in the know about these things that the planners will try to do d a way around the objections. It …

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Another female Stag Beetle

On the hunt for anything in Fridaywoods 

After this find last night, a female Stag beetle, which according to the Essex Wildlife trust is on the endangered list my curiosity is up as to what else I may find in Fridaywoods Colchester So it’s 630 am on a cooler Saturday on June and Stella and I are off on a walk thru …

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