We’re Going to Cradle Mountain!

<<<Part Two It was a shame to get up and leave our lovely AirBnB so early, as the surrounding gardens were wonderful; there was a flowering tree just outside our window covered in nectaring birds, including the Tasmanian endemic yellow wattlebird. But we were going on an adventure, and had to make the most of … Continue reading We’re Going to Cradle Mountain!

Tassie 2 – The North Coast

<<<Part One After a quiet night in Devonport, we were up bright and early to continue our great Tasmanian road trip. As we were going to be heading away from the large towns for the next few days we stocked up on food from the supermarket before carrying on along the cradle to coast tasting … Continue reading Tassie 2 – The North Coast

The Tasmania Chronicles – Part One: Cradle to Coast

I’ve just returned to Sydney after two weeks travelling around Tasmania, and I found that there were so many things to do and see that I couldn’t find the time to blog whilst I was out there, and there is no way I can fit everything we did do and see into a single blog. … Continue reading The Tasmania Chronicles – Part One: Cradle to Coast

A Brexit Death Sentence for Grey Squirrels and Muntjac Deer?

A recent article in the Independent suggests that as a direct result of Brexit, it will no longer be legal to rehabilitate and release grey squirrels and muntjac deer. This change in regulations means that any rescued individuals will have to be euthanised. This is not always the case under current regulations, as at the … Continue reading A Brexit Death Sentence for Grey Squirrels and Muntjac Deer?

Snow – Perfect Weather for Wildlife Watching

With Christmas just around the corner, and the UK having its first snow of the season this weekend (although it was torrential rain for most!), I thought now would be the perfect time to write about the weather that excites me the most. I've always been fascinated by snow. As a child, the sight of … Continue reading Snow – Perfect Weather for Wildlife Watching

The Mountain Ringlet – Britain’s Toughest Butterfly?

In the UK butterflies are synonymous with hot summer's days with plenty of sunshine. To sit and watch such beautifully coloured insects flit from flower to flower is a true delight of the British summer. It may surprise you then, that Britain is also home to one species of butterfly that prefers a harder life. … Continue reading The Mountain Ringlet – Britain’s Toughest Butterfly?