WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Post your blogs here to be a BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporter

WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby CharoftheShire » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:09 am

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...
CharoftheShire
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:39 am

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby Jo Price » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:16 pm

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
Jo Price
 
Posts: 102
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:40 pm

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby CharoftheShire » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:44 am

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.
CharoftheShire
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:39 am

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby Seth Burgess » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:23 am

My parents utterly adore bluebells - I must tell them about that photo! Did you take it yourself?
Seth Burgess
Production editor
BBC Wildlife Magazine
www.discoverwildlife.com
Seth Burgess
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:01 pm

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby CharoftheShire » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:29 pm

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!
CharoftheShire
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:39 am

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby Ben Hoare » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:15 am

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
Ben Hoare
Features Editor, BBC Wildlife Magazine, @WildlifeMag
Ben Hoare
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:44 pm
Location: Bristol

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby CharoftheShire » Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:12 pm

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...
CharoftheShire
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:39 am

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby CharoftheShire » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:20 pm

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/
CharoftheShire
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:39 am

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby CharoftheShire » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:40 am

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/
CharoftheShire
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:39 am

Re: WildSalisbury Patch reporter blog

Postby CharoftheShire » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:23 am

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/
CharoftheShire
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:39 am

Next

Return to Local Patch Reporters

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

cron