Archive of: Michael Blencowe

  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Eight

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Eight

    On sculpted, vibrant yellow wings my first Brimstone butterfly of the year makes his elegant entrance over the garden fence.

  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Seven

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Seven

    Today I’ve decided to tactically deploy the most powerful weapon I have and blast you with some thermonuclear level cuteness to distract you from these difficult times.

  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Six

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Six

    It’s a cold, clear night and I stood staring up at the stars, the satellites and Venus blazing bright in the western sky. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for up there, maybe a sign? some reassurance? It was then I that I heard it. Tseep.

  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Four

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Four

    The plants in my garden are beginning to bloom and, as it’s still a bit early for many pollinating insects, some of our first flowers are banking on the breeze to spread the love.

  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Three

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Three

    Just as I was returning to the kitchen I heard a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming loudly from way across the road on an oak tree in a neighbour’s garden.

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