In The Field


  • In The Field – January 2015

    In The Field

    Nature notes from John Holt The 5th of January 2015 – wish you all a happy and healthy new year.  We are in the depth of our winter and yet nature is already signalling its preparation for spring.  The ducks are pairing up and the Rooks on the A30 Rook …


  • In The Field – December 2014

    In The Field

    Nature notes from John Holt December the 2nd and the weather men have indicated that 2014 has been the warmest year since records began. As this follows probably one of the wettest winters where we saw flooding in the valley and surrounding villages, i …


  • In The Field – November 2014

    In The Field

    Nature notes from John Holt 3rd November – Mumbai (India) international airport BA198 for Heathrow has just gone technical so we won’t be travelling today! I am beginning to believe I have this effect on aeroplanes. We have been in Northern India mainl …


  • In The Field – October 2014

    In The Field

    Nature notes from John Holt The 1st of October, the Swallows and Martins have gone, the harvest is in and by all reports a good one. The local maize is as high as an elephant’s eye, the trout fishing season is over and the pheasant (pictured) shooting …