Category Archives: wildlife

Scimitar Oryx

There is a theory that it was the horns of the oryx that gave rise to the legends of the unicorn. When you see one side-on, you can see why.. even though I am not sure that it is true. … Continue reading

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The Eyes of an Elephant: A Plea for Help Fundraiser from Alethea Kehas

Reblogged rom Not Tomatoes: Last night I woke around 2 in the morning because the sensor light in my daughter’s room was on. Finding her sound asleep, I touched the lamp to turn it off and went back to bed, … Continue reading

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Wolverine

The wolverine is the largest land-dwelling member of the mustelidae family, that includes weasels, otters and badgers. It grows to around the size of a medium dog and i a fierce predator. An elusive creature, the wolverine, with a need … Continue reading

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Brown Bear

Another erstwhile resident of Britain is the Brown Bear. It figures in many of our legends and folktales and it is for the bear that the legendary King Arthur was named.  These lumbering giants still roamed our land until around … Continue reading

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Lynx

Its name means ‘light’ and it was so called because of the luminescence and reflectiveness of its golden eyes. The lynx is a native British animal… which may come as a surprise to some. It did to me, even though … Continue reading

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A sunny day

“The Black Boy?” Another red kite sailed overhead. “Sounds good to me.” I turned into the little lane through Oving and pulled up in the car-park. The village had once been known as Ulfingas. It sounds rather Tolkienesque and the … Continue reading

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View from a car park…

The camera was out almost before I’d parked the car. We had decided to stop in Castleton for refreshments before the final part of the drive. and the car park of the Bull’s Head is the kind of place where … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods…

From the Derwent Dam we walked a little further down the long, narrow valley to the lower reservoir. The river still flows, mingling with the waters that flooded the valley and drowned a village. The water is higher than it … Continue reading

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The saddest tale

“Are you a storyteller, Thomas Covenant?” Absently he replied, “I was, once.” “And you gave it up? Ah, that is as sad a tale in three words as any you might have told me. But a life without a tale … Continue reading

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A flirtation of peacocks

We had worked long enough, finalising details and ironing out glitch after glitch in the script for the workshop. It had to be right… it would be going out later that day. We needed a break and decided we would … Continue reading

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