Thursday, 24 January 2019

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 grain for the robins, dunnocks and blackbirds that hop around totally unafraid of me. A pair of wood pigeons sit on my...

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 ...

A truly fabulous wood but why is it called ‘famous’?

A truly fabulous wood but why is it called ‘famous’?

WHAT’S in a name? It’s a great question. Some of us try to decipher something about our origins. How does our surname or birthplace ...

Lane is natural sanctuary from noise and pollution of modern world

Lane is natural sanctuary from noise and pollution of modern world

THERE is nothing like an ancient and old hollow lane to bring the past into the present. Today we may walk along them without much ...

Kenneth Grahame was right, you can’t beat a day on the water

Kenneth Grahame was right, you can’t beat a day on the water

AS Kenneth Grahame wrote in The Wind in the Willows, “There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing than simply ...

Neighbouring woods remind me there’s no place like home

Neighbouring woods remind me there’s no place like home

AS I nurse a broken shoulder, I reminisce about all the wild places that I have experienced so far in life. Since childhood, and in ...

Woodland treasure that’s well worth a visit whatever the weather

Woodland treasure that’s well worth a visit whatever the weather

STARING out of a window the other morning, I wondered whether the rain would ever stop as I wanted to get out and explore. Luckly, it ...

Thanks to all the people I’ve known

CAN we celebrate our lives while we are still alive without embarrassing others?  Waking on Thursday, December 6, 2018, the morning ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

FOLLOWING my item about the fairy doors on trees in Mill Meadows, Henley, a couple of weeks ago, readers have suggested featuring ...

Fifty years ago...

THE Rev B Railton Bax, minister of Henley Congregational Church and Free Church chaplain to the local hospitals, states he is deeply ...

Ten years ago...

THE owner of Henley’s first dedicated strip club has said it will be “a bit of fun”. As the Henley Standard revealed last week, ...

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Woman in court over death crash

Woman in court over death crash

A WOMAN accused of causing the deaths of a police officer and a pensioner by careless driving has appeared in court. Agne Jasulaitiene, 35, of Talavera Close, Crowthorne, did not ... [more]

 
Runaway rhea found in field

Runaway rhea found in field

A RUNAWAY rhea called Chris that has been on the loose for five weeks has been found in Peppard. The 4ft bird has been living wild after escaping from a farm nearby and has been ... [more]

 

Good school

CRAZIES Hill Primary School is second best out of 71 in Wokingham borough. The Government’s primary school performance tables show that 85 per cent of pupils met the expected ... [more]

 

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