Monthly Archives: February 2012

Countryside News – March 2012

Some butterflies begin to emerge from hibernation in March. Often the earliest is the peacock. This is probably the longest living species in Britain. A caterpillar emerging from an egg in July may still survive as an adult the following … Continue reading

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Mud in Your Eye

Open publication – Free publishing – More countryside

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Hard graft in Woodhall

Woodhall picnic site (between Ormiston and Pencaitland) has benefited greatly from the hard work of 2 different groups of teenagers – yes – that’s hard work and teenagers in the same sentence. Contrary to popular belief, i see it happen all … Continue reading

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Humbie Health Week

On the 31st January myself and Leigh spent a very entertaining day with the P1-3 class from Humbie Primary School. The visit was part of the school’s Health Week and we certainly all got plenty of fresh air and exercise! … Continue reading

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Wildlife Update – Nuthatches in Humbie

On a couple of recent visits to Humbie Woods I managed to see and hear a nuthatch. A few years ago these birds were virtually unknown in Scotland and were largely restricted to the Midlands and south of England, and … Continue reading

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