Tales from the Half-Penny Wood

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Tales from the Half-Penny Wood

Postby CommonByNature » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:54 pm

From now on, I will be dedicating a great deal of time on my CommonByNature blog to detailing the life of the Half-Penny Wood. A local stand of mixed-deciduous woodland that, to me, holds great personal importance as the place where, under the watchful eye of my grandmother, I first discovered my love of the natural world. This is by no means a perfect woodland, rife with invasive species and blighted by human ignorance, yet, to me, remains a site full to the brim with wild allure. I hope to post these site-specific blogs weekly, and the first can be seen below:

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2017/08/30/half-penny-by-the-riverside/
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Tales from the Half-Penny Wood: aliens and interlopers

Postby CommonByNature » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:11 am

In my latest blog from the Half-Penny Wood, I take a look at the myriad invasive species thriving within her reaches. Some, like the Grey Squirrel, are familiar; while others - Monkeyflower and Turkey Oak - are not. Though each, in the present day, represents a stable fixture of the wood I have come to know and love.

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2017/09/08/half-penny-aliens-and-interlopers/
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Half-Penny: signs of the shifting season

Postby CommonByNature » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:57 am

My outings this week have felt most autumnal in nature: the signs of the shifting season clear to see throughout the wood. Squirrels and Jays have begun the arduous process of caching, migrant birds have arrived (though not yet en masse) and radiant fruit adorns each and every shrub. It has all been rather glorious. :)
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Half-Penny: how things have changed

Postby CommonByNature » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:23 pm

Musing the ecological changes that have taken place over two decades of wildlife watching in Half-Penny.

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2017/10/16/half-penny-how-things-have-changed/
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Half-Penny: a woodland ablaze

Postby CommonByNature » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:10 pm

This week, it was not the avian inhabitants of Half-Penny that captured my attention, nor was it the mammals. No, in fact, it was the trees. Most of which, by now, look resplendent in all their Autumnal glory.

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2017/10/30/half-penny-a-woodland-ablaze/
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Enjoying this Autumn's must see spectacle

Postby CommonByNature » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:20 am

Not strictly speaking relevant to the theme of this thread but worthy of a mention nonetheless. This week I was lucky enough to enjoy what has to be, without a doubt, the must-see spectacle of the year so far. And only a few miles inland from Half-Penny, I finally caught up with perhaps my most sought-after British bird species: the Hawfinch. :D

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2017/11/08/enjoying-this-autumns-must-see-spectacle/
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