Update, Wildlife

Where do they go?

10 Feb , 2017  

We’re talking about our Badgers. The onset of winter has meant that the local Badger population no longer visit our garden just after dusk. We know they are still visiting because the food we leave out is disappearing each night and we have set up our trail cam at the garden feeders. So as we […]

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Update

Brief but white

16 Jan , 2017  

Snow in our garden on the 14 January 2017 in the Scottish Highlands

It’s safe to say that the highlands of Scotland can produce some extraordinary weather. It’s gone from three inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures, to one of the warmest areas in Europe. As we look out the window today we still have small patches of snow left on the grass. The roof is all clear […]

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Gear, Reviews

Platypod Pro Review

16 Jan , 2017  

Platypod Pro

It’s not often we buy more gear. The reason, it only makes your camera bag heavier. Especially as you get older and walking, up hills, weight becomes an important issue. At one time, a bit of kit would get in the bag, if we thought it would be useful. Now each bit of kit, new […]

Gear, Reviews

Kahtoola MICROspikes review

9 Jan , 2017  

Kahtoola MICROspikes

Disclaimer This is not a guide to winter walking in the hills. Winter hill walking is full of dangers; the risks should be understood and not taken lightly. Every year people die out on the hills of Britain. If you know nothing about winter hill walking, get advice before venturing out. Don’t put your life […]

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News, Opinion, Wildlife

Cheetahs about to go extinct

30 Dec , 2016  

Cheetah standing

The Cheetah population is crashing, the species is in crisis. This statement fills us with great sadness; another iconic animal is heading to towards extinction. When we heard the news, it sent shivers down our spines. We are privileged to have spent time watching and photographing this truly wonderful big cat. We had a close […]

News, Update, Wildlife

What’s in the Wood?

5 Dec , 2016  

picture of Roe Deer

That is was what our sky looked like the other night. As there is very little pollution here in the Highlands we get to see some very colourful sunsets. The other night it looked just like a pot of raspberry ripple ice cream.   The trail camera is proving very useful, we have found out […]

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Opinion, Wildlife

Who’s been eating my peanuts?

21 Nov , 2016  

OK, I’m loose on their blog. I am their guest blogger, letting you know my thoughts and feelings on a range of topics, mostly food, but other things including what they call the Badger Cam. Well it was really cheeky, the other night. There was someone already at the peanuts. Usually I’m the first Badger […]

News, Update, Wildlife

Heart in mouth moment

14 Nov , 2016  

This weekend was absolutely dreadful. We had to go out Saturday morning, as we drove out of our driveway; we came across a dead Badger at the side of the main A road. Immediately you think is it one of the Badgers which visit our garden every night. On the way back we slowed down […]

News, Update, Wildlife

Living with Wildlife

28 Oct , 2016  

Living with wildlife all round you leads to new activities. It’s feed the birds and voles first thing. Make sure you put out badger food in the evening; enough to encourage them into the garden, but not too much to detract from their natural foraging habits. We have now identified three individual badgers, calling them […]

Opinion, Update, Wildlife

Autumn is upon us once again

19 Oct , 2016  

Horse Chestnut seeds or conkers

It may have had a couple of false starts, the odd warm patch, but finally autumn is here. Woods full of colour. Autumn in a location so far removed from what we are used to, is making autumn this year, such an exciting one. We’re use to the colours of the Chilterns. Here Beech woods […]