Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Flowering woodland bulbs thrive in unusually warm February

Flowering woodland bulbs thrive in unusually warm February

THIS morning I’m greeted outside by mist and frost but I think, “not to worry, it is February after all”.The weather forecast is pretty good and it turns out to be correct. After feeding the wild birds — sometimes a robin waits on my doorstep — I head...

Oak trees planted for Victoria’s diamond jubilee still going strong

Oak trees planted for Victoria’s diamond jubilee still going strong

IF you take a stroll up Fair Mile from Henley and peel off to the right just after Northfield End, there is a public right of way that ...

Alive or dead, this winter woodland is filled with natural wonders

Alive or dead, this winter woodland is filled with natural wonders

THE other day I bumped into an old friend who I’d not seen in years. We discovered our shared love of nature and walking, so what ...

Huge variety of ever-growing fish that inhabit our waterways

Huge variety of ever-growing fish that inhabit our waterways

MANY years ago, when I was about nine years old, my grandfather took me fishing at the lake situated in Caversham Park, part of the ...

Little piece of paradise where I’m happy to spend an hour relaxing

Little piece of paradise where I’m happy to spend an hour relaxing

THE Warren is long and straight, beginning beside St Peter’s Church in Caversham and leading to the tiny and ancient village of ...

Wild birds and woodland plants can sense the approach of spring

Wild birds and woodland plants can sense the approach of spring

THIS morning I got up later than usual but it seems no problem for my feathered friends. Sitting on my wooden bench, I scatter some ...

Invigorating time spent upon Watlington Hill with all its winter beauty

Invigorating time spent upon Watlington Hill with all its winter beauty

FROM time to time escaping from the confines of your domestic surroundings can feel extremely liberating. We are just days into ...

From robbers of the avian world to golden days of Mum’s childhood

From robbers of the avian world to golden days of Mum’s childhood

IT is morning and the raucous noise of magpies is everywhere. Like the sound of old-fashioned football rattles, it appears to emanate ...

And did those feet... windy hill that’s worth the climb for lovely views

And did those feet... windy hill that’s worth the climb for lovely views

IT is a steep climb up Streatley Hill. Years ago, it was a challenge for a young cyclist; today it’s a seemingly never-ending ascent ...

Riverside amphitheatre where there’s plenty to see in and out of water

Riverside amphitheatre where there’s plenty to see in and out of water

ONCE in while something jogs the memory and provides a reason to revisit an old haunt. Which is why I decide to stroll along the ...

Ordinary-looking woodland full of raspberries and edible fungi

Ordinary-looking woodland full of raspberries and edible fungi

AFTER two days of heavy rain, I woke up to an unexpectedly bright but windy day on Friday morning. It was the last day of November and ...

Following a delightful Thames tributary that’s teeming with wildlife

Following a delightful Thames tributary that’s teeming with wildlife

THE Berry Brook is an enchanting and little-known stream, a tributary of the Thames that flows from Lower Caversham to meet our ...

Birds, butterflies and bees... churchyard is an oasis for wildlife

Birds, butterflies and bees... churchyard is an oasis for wildlife

THE morning is bright and sunny and I think how lucky I have been this year as I prepare to go for a walk. Only once in the summer ...

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A FAMILY has been granted permission for a headstone at White Hill burial ground in Goring despite concerns that the design went against the rules. The parish council, which owns ... [more]

 

Wargrave local history society

THE society’s annual meeting was held on Tuesday, March 12 when the past year was reviewed, a new committee elected and details of the 2019-20 programme were given. Following the ... [more]

 

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