Monthly Archives: June 2011

Scarlet Tiger Moths seen in garden

A post earlier this year recorded finding the caterpillars of the scarlet tiger moth in the front garden. Now we have the adults, front and back gardens. At one point (Monday 13th June) we had 4 of them doing a … Continue reading

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The last bit about Exmoor – honest

Thursday we repaired a path and cut back some overgrowing branches, cut back the weed growth on a flight of steps and bashed some bracken – it recovers more slowly from a beating with a blunt instrument than from being … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s a Day off on Exmoor

Lovely day to walk via Watersmeet into Lynmouth and take the Funicular Railway up to Lynton. After a little lunch in a pretty cafe I walked to the Valley of the Rocks where I saw goats amongst the rocks. I … Continue reading

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If this is Tuesday it must be Somerset

Tuesday 31st May and we left Devon. In Somerset the National Trust Rangers wear surplus B&Q tee-shirts, you can spot them easily in our group shot taken at a viewpoint after a day of dragging and burning laurel. The laurel … Continue reading

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Chaffinches, pied flycatchers and a heron

Still Monday and still down in the Lyn valley at Watersmeet. The work was cleaning the surface of a length of footpath with rakes and shovels; and cutting back intruding brambles with a tool that may have been called a … Continue reading

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North Devon with the National Trust

Saturday 28th May and its off on third working holiday this year. Bargain railfare¬†to and from Barnstaple – just ¬£13 each way – for a week of varied tasks, based at Countisbury, just east of Lynmouth, high on Exmoor. Not … Continue reading

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