Fluttering time

Mornings are getting mistier, evenings are getting colder, a sign that we are slowly but surely heading towards the autumn months. 2 weeks ago though, the scenery was still very summery in the local Newlands Corner reserve, a few steps South of Guildford. Fruits are starting to appear in hedges and shrubby areas. Edible ones…

My first adder!

Yesterday I took part in a great survey organized together by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARCT) and Surrey amphibian and reptile group (SARG). The site, called Frimley Fuel Allotments and located near Camberley covers around 100 hectares. Half has been leased to a golf centre, the remaining half is managed by a local charity…

Chalky Guildford

Having settled comfortably in my new town, I decided to have a look at the (wonderfully made) website of Surrey Wildlife Trust, which manages dozens of nature reserves in the county, to find walk ideas in the area. The first reserve we decided to visit, located on the South-Eastern boundaries of Guildford town is called…