For illustrated talks on natural history and history see www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk

For illustrated talks on natural history and history click here for www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk

Friday, 18 January 2019

Goldfinch eating Lavender seed heads this freezing morning in a Sussex garden, UK.



Conventional advice is to prune lavender after flowering.
If you do NOT prune the seed heads, then they are a feast for seed eating birds like this goldfinch on this freezing, frosty January morning.
This is illustrated in a talk "The evolution of a formal garden to a nature reserve" at http://www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk/page19.html 
Click on the pictures to enlarge or play the video.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2018, in Cuckfield High Street

Here are a few pictures from around midday in Cuckfield High Street, West Sussex.  Perhaps I shall add more explanatory captions later.  Click on pic's to enlarge.





1901 Albion driven by Mark Farrall

1904 Mitchell driven by Bruno Bethune, France









































Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Knepp Castle walk

On 21st October 2018 the "Castle walk" was trod.
Join Mid Sussex Ramblers in good time at https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member.aspx if you would like to join us on this walk in the summer of 2019.  It will be for MSR members only.  Click on any picture to enlarge it.

For storks... one day perhaps.

Buzzard but which one?





Free ranging pig

Speckled Wood
Gossamer threads from numerous spiders.


Shipley windmill

Red Admiral

Brimstone butterfly male




Greylag Geese 



Malards & Great Crested Grebe

Canada Geese, Tufted Ducks and Grebes




Moorhen








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