Until July 2017, documenting the seasons of coastal Dorset. I'm a complete amateur so don't trust I'm always right. If ever you see I'm wrong - whether with identifications or in anything else - do say! Meanwhile . . . I've now moved to Halifax in West Yorkshire. Click on the link below to collect the new URL. Don't forget to follow there!

Thursday, 11 February 2016


Turkey oak twig, high in a tree, against blue sky.
This twig is right at the top of the tree.

A short note to say there may be some short posts coming up.

I've learned a few tricks to keep my laptop going. It's still a nuisance so I won't be pounding out millions of pictures and mountains of information but there will be more than there has been of late.

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Here's a challenge I delight in at this time of year - will I get any decent pictures of Turkey Oak twigs? (The new growth is so twiddly!)

The next challenge will be Turkey Oak flowers. (Little red blobs.) After that, spring should be plain sailing.

I don't know if you've already noticed but I've added a few links under the 'Identifying Things' tab.

Sometimes information is grouped into topics but mostly I add to the foot of the list so it's generally easy to find new entries.

You can get clicking straight away, here they are:

A GUIDE TO TREE IDENTIFICATION - on Woodlands.co.uk  - a site where you can buy woodland!
NATURE GUIDE UK - Very straightforward. Click 'bees' and you get bees. Click 'grasshoppers' and that's what you'll get. Point at a picture - it'll tell you what it is.
iNATURALIST - try pottering around it.
BIRD LIBRARY - An illustrated list of some common British birds. (Page on Vine House Farm site selling seed etc. for wild birds.)
AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES - Pictorial guide to UK amphibians and reptiles. On the Froglife site.

(P.S. Hi, everyone!)


Dartford Warbler said...

Thank you for all those useful links.

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Hello Dartford Warbler. I'm always pleased to come across sites which are clear and easy when I want to identify something. If they are pleasant to ramble round, all the better.

liz said...

Hooray! It's so good to see your post and turkey oak twig. And, thanks for the links, Lucy.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Delighted that you are back. I was beginning to worry about you.
Would you like to link this in to the tree following? No problem if you don't, but it's also no problem if you are only an occasional linker.
We all owe you a lot for carrying along the tree following meme for so long and so well.
All the very best :)

Toffeeapple said...

Good to know that you are still about. Enjoy Spring!

Donna said...

So nice to see you back!

Down by the sea said...

Dear Lucy, it's good to see you back I'm glad you have managed to bring your computer back to life! Sarah x