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A summer of wildlife encounters

4 October 2017

red kite

Hacking out in the countryside is bound to allow many wildlife encounters, hence the importance of preserving rights of ways - but that can be discussed another time… It is thrilling and special to capture glimpses of wildlife as it reminds us that we do share this planet, and of the critical importance of countryside conservation. But, I would like to write most specifically what we horse riders see, and in which situations, because it forms a basis of our work at CPRE.

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Hail the fenland foxes!

25 April 2017

Fenland fox

Vulpes Vulpes, or, in English, the red fox. Culturally known as Mr Fox. This lovely cousin of the dog resides in the farmlands where I ride, taking advantage of the rabbit population, the fields and hedges. They like the green byways and shrubbery, human dwellings with available food sources and paddocks in the outlying areas of my village. 

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Spring is coming

13 January 2017

Snowdrops. Like all seasonal flowers, I had forgotten them. Occasionally I remembered them, but I had mainly forgotten them.

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