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Nature Notes: July 2021

It’s been a month of extremes, weather-wise. We’ve gone from heatwave to floods and thunderstorms. I prefer the thunderstorms. Especially when they bring temperatures to more bearable levels. Anything over 25oC is too hot, and even that’s a bit much. HebePied Piper On the other hand, the summer weather has brought more colour to the… Continue reading Nature Notes: July 2021

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Nature Notes: Christmas on the Balcony

There isn’t much to say in the way of what’s happening on the balcony – the only differences with November are that I discovered a fairly large, half-ripe strawberry on the Alpine strawberry plant (which didn’t produce any fruit this summer), and the birds have found the bird-feeder we put up a few months back.… Continue reading Nature Notes: Christmas on the Balcony

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Nature Notes: October on the Balcony

Ah, October. When the clocks go back and the evenings darken. When, ideally, I would go into hibernation until spring (waking up for Christmas, of course). The weather is being especially dark and gloomy right now. Very soggy. The cherry tree, whose blossoms first inspired me to track the months on the balcony, has gone… Continue reading Nature Notes: October on the Balcony