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Truly wild at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo may be globally renowned for having the largest Chimpanzee colony in Europe and an exciting Asian elephant breeding programme among its astonishingly diverse animal collection, but as I discovered on a recent visit, the grounds are home to many … Continue reading

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When the swallows fly low…

We have spent several weekends at Fronalchen Caravan Park on the outskirts of Dolgellau. This small, family run camp site is quite basic but its picturesque location affords magnificent views of Cadair Idris, the old market town of Merioneth and the … Continue reading

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A sunday stroll in the woods

The church bells rang out in the distance as I walked in the garden this morning. Over these last few brilliantly hot and sunny days our wood and meadow have been crazily active with insect life. The Cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis), … Continue reading

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Who countest the steps of the Sun

D’s brother arrived this morning with a tray of Giant sunflowers for us to plant in the front garden. Although native to the Americas (once revered by the Incas), I find these cheerful, if garish, heliotropes absolutely charming. Call me … Continue reading

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