Traveling Trees and Plants…

It’s that time of year when people are considering travel. Of course, 2020 has panned out very differently to recent years; some of us may be reading this in the local paper whilst on our holiday – welcome to our beautiful county of Carmarthenshire! Or perhaps we are planning trips with our families to visitContinue reading “Traveling Trees and Plants…”

Wildlife gardening

Shakespeare wrote: “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin”. He was probably describing people coming together through shared experiences and emotions, but I like to consider this quote using another use of the word “nature”. The pandemic situation we find ourselves in is global, and it has also united us around the worldContinue reading “Wildlife gardening”

Red Kites – their circle of life

I started my Red Kite diary just one week ago. I had gone down to the village hall a couple of miles from home, to see if I could watch and photograph the pair of Kites that I knew had a nest in a field by the playground. What a difference a week makes. LastContinue reading “Red Kites – their circle of life”

The History of Red Kites in Wales and the rest of the UK

I went down to the field earlier, hoping to get the chance to see Red Kites around the nest or engaging in courtship displays. It was fairly quiet, a single Kite was around and was flying in a large circle over the village and car park where a family were unloading their bicycles. I stayedContinue reading “The History of Red Kites in Wales and the rest of the UK”

Finding Our Way Home

This morning, like most Sunday mornings, Blaze – my scruffy dog, and I took our walk around the village to check on what’s what. I get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing the ‘regulars’. The pair of magpies that look like they may nest in the tree next to the school; the drumming ofContinue reading “Finding Our Way Home”

Heronries in Carmarthenshire

This is the unedited version of an article I wrote for last week’s Carmarthen Journal. I have also added some photos and background information that was not included in the article. I also put the joke back in that the journal edited out – apologies for that! “Is it a siege or a sedge ofContinue reading “Heronries in Carmarthenshire”