Archive of: Michael Blencowe

  • Snake in the grass

    Snake in the grass

    Michael Blencowe on the grass snake, which prefers swimming to grass and releases a pungent smell when threatened. .

  • A rose chafer by any other name

    A rose chafer by any other name

    The rose chafer is one seriously glamorous insect. Each one looks like it’s been designed, carefully crafted, coated in the most dazzling metallic green and hand polished.

  • If I had a 'hammer.

    If I had a 'hammer.

    After eight years of hoping and waiting a Yellowhammer flies into my Horsham District garden.

  • December Back Garden Bird Race Results

    December Back Garden Bird Race Results

    Results from the Eighteenth and final (for now) Back Garden Bird Race. When we started the Back Garden Bird Race in April we had no idea that the race (or the pandemic) would last this long. I wouldn’t have believed that I’d still be sat under strict Covid restrictions eight months
  • Join us for one last Back Garden Bird Race (27 December 10-11).

    Join us for one last Back Garden Bird Race (27 December 10-11).

    I hope you all had a peaceful and safe Christmas. Back in March we started a regular group activity at a time when you weren't allowed to have group activities. Our Back Garden Bird Race event gave a lot of people a reason to step out into the garden or
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