In The Field


  • In the Field – April 2014

    In The Field

    April 1st and midday has passed so we can safely go outside. The March weather has improved and our rain men report an average month in rainfall ranging from 58.75mm (very precise) in Alresford to 48mm in Sutton Scotney. Anyone measuring the rainfall i …


  • In the Field – March 2014

    In The Field

    March the 10th the “sun” is shining and I am late once again with my notes.  Things are happening in the undergrowth and they are not as co-ordinated as in previous seasons. Right on time the Blackthorn and Flowering Plum are out in blossom and by the …


  • In The Field – February 2014

    In The Field

    February 1st and I’m waiting for the big silver bird again – not much fun here, 12 inches of rain between December 15 and January 15.  My pond is full and strong winds from the South has bought down 50 odd Poplars in the plantation, fierce wind and rai …


  • In The Field – January 2014

    In The Field

    1st December – By the time you read this your year and hangover should just be abating.  Good health and above all happiness in the New Year. I have paid several visits to South Wonston during November to see the Starlings (pictured) gathering to roost …