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WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:09 am
by CharoftheShire
Hi all - I've just started blogging about the wild wonder that is Salisbury, Wiltshire here: http://wildsalisbury.blogspot.co.uk/

Off out into the sun this afternoon, searching for further art inspiration. Oh the irony about wishing to be outside, blogging in front of a computer...

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:16 pm
by Jo Price
Welcome to the Forum!

Looking forward to finding out more about Martin Down National Nature Reserve. What can you hope to see there at this time of year?

Jo

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:44 am
by CharoftheShire
Latest post here: http://wildsalisbury.blogspot.co.uk/

Martin Down at this time of year has a few birds but otherwise it's the landscape that is so amazing on a bright Winter's day. May is when things start to really get going, with the burnt-tip orchid count marking this.

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:23 am
by Seth Burgess
My parents utterly adore bluebells - I must tell them about that photo! Did you take it yourself?

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:29 pm
by CharoftheShire
Latest blog post published - this time focusing on the Harnham Watermeadows and a bit of Martin Down NNR. http://wildsalisbury.blogspot.co.uk/

Um, there are no bluebells in that picture, if you mean the one from Grovely Woods? I haven't posted any other pictures apart from the ones in my latest blog post. All photos are taken by me though!

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:15 am
by Ben Hoare
Grovely Woods - aside from the natural-history interest, what a great name! Made me smile. I'd never heard of the place before...

Look forwards to seeing more of your pictures from Martin Down once the flowers and butterflies are out. It has to be one of the best wildlife landscapes in Britain (it's certainly in my top list anyway)

Ben

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:12 pm
by CharoftheShire
Glad you think that - it seems to be unheralded. let's hope it does well in the Countryfile awards.

Here's this week's post: http://wildsalisbury.blogspot.co.uk/ - sometimes it's nice to go slightly further afield to make you realise how lucky you are to have e.g. Martin Down NNR on your doorstep! Now, if only we had a skiable mountain...

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:20 pm
by CharoftheShire
Now back in the country and ready to get exploring again, but here's a quick post about my wildlife experience whilst skiing in France: http://wildsalisbury.blogspot.co.uk/

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:40 am
by CharoftheShire
This week's blog post visits a 13th century royal palace featuring llamas, and mulls the healing powers of nature: http://wildsalisbury.blogspot.co.uk/

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:23 am
by CharoftheShire
This week's blog post features reminiscing over Old Sarum and the first signs of Spring on Martin Down NNR: http://wildsalisbury.blogspot.co.uk/