Day Tripping: 7 Reasons You should Visit Tophill Low Right Now

Tophill Low has gone through a vast change in the last few years. I remember taking my life into my own hands climbing up steps into bird hides that, quite frankly, would have sent a…

16th-22nd April, 2017…..in pictures

Plants with an animal theme, warbling birds, a moth with a liking for writing and celebrating National Tea Day are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 16th – 22nd April, 2017…

A week in the Bubble – in pictures

A hungry Blackbird and a curious Great Spotted Woodpecker, the first Lesser Stitchwort, playing shadows with the dog and a badger falling off a log are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 9th…

Walking with Teeny Tiny Flowers in Dalby Forest

Fancy a stroll in the woods getting down and dirty with teeny tiny flowers? Here’s a walk that just might quench your thirst for Spring before Spring has even properly sprung. March into April is…

What’s in the Moth Box? March 2017

Welcome to ‘What’s in the box?’, a regular feature that looks at what has been recorded over the previous month. My moth trap is homemade (albeit not by me!) and contains egg boxes for moths…

Day Tripping: Bempton Cliffs

I’ve neglected the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs on the Yorkshire east coast for far too long so remedied that with a quick visit the other day. I’d seen on various social media groups that…

Day Tripping: Vulture Culture in Spain

There’s lots to see and do in northern Spain but if you’re tight on time, have a day to spare and want to see a truly amazing wildlife sight then here’s a day trip to…

It’s all mud & butterflies

  My foot felt wet, very wet. I looked down. My welly had squelched deep into the mud. It had squelched so deep that the muddy, icy cold water was dripping over the top of…

Discover Your Neighbours

Siskin at the feeder Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to travel far and wide to see interesting birds. What we have here, in Britain, is just as exotic. I’ll give you an…

Day tripping: Wharram Quarry

Last year, Yorkshire Coast Nature in collaboration with The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust ran a ‘Botany Day’ at Wharram Quarry for £45. Accompanying like-minded people and an actual botanist appealed to me so I paid my…

Vandalism at Bubble HQ

One of my favourite accessories at the Bubble HQ bird feeding station is the fat ball torch. On a 5ft wooden pole the metal ‘torch’ holds up to four fat balls, five at a push.…