Saturday, 16 November 2013

@WiltsWildlife - Morgan's Hill - Winter is on the way!

With the slight hint of colder weather coming up in the next few weeks, now might be a good time to look at the photos I took at Morgan's Hill over the winter of 2012 - 2013. MH is such an exposed site that it's always cold and windy over winter, but at points it can become downright inhospitable. I remember one time whilst scrub clearing with Stephen Honeychurch where we were working in a blizzard. It's wasn't nice. However, at other times, if you can brave the cold, you will be treated to some absolutely spectacular landscapes and views.

Photo taken mid-day 2nd February 2013
Entrance to Wansdyke from Mast Field. A great place for butterflies in the summer!
The North Wessex Downs AONB. Bleak and dreary, yet  beautiful, in winter.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

@WiltsWildlife - Morgan's Hill from Penn Wood Reserve, Calne

View of Morgan's Hill from the new Penn Wood reserve on the outskirts of Calne. This reserve, which is well worth a visit, has stunning views of the surrounding area. It has large areas of newly established woodland with scrub areas, and has a fishing lake. The area is surrounded by the great North Wiltshire countryside and has access to it via a good network of footpaths and bridleways. Get on over there and have a look.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

@WiltsWildlife - Meadow Pipit @ Morgan's Hill, July 2013

Yet again I haven't blogged for a long old while. However, with the best intentions, I'm aiming for this time to be different. Hopefully I can find the time to get in at least one, possibly more,  posts a week. Let's see how I go. I shall start by posting some of the things that I have seen and done on the reserve over the summer months.

First up is a great little meadow pipit. Picture taken in July by my good friend and personal photography expert, Stephen Lord.

Meadow pipit, Stephen Lord, 16th July 2013