Cosmic Snot

At this time of the year it is not uncommon to find lumps of white jelly on the ground, often near ponds. This jelly sometimes called ‘cosmic snot’ is most likely unfertilised frog spawn from the oviduct of a frog … Read More

Dormice in Belstone

A dormouse living in the Skaigh valley at Belstone was one of the stars of Hugh’s Wild West (shown on BBC2 on 20 January) which saw presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall join local expert Leo Gubert to track down the tiny rodent.  … Read More

White Squirrel in Belstone

For the last month or more a white squirrel has been seen around Belstone. Yesterday I first got the attached long distance photo of the white one and a grey squirrel side by side, which was good for comparisons.  Then … Read More

Brocken Spectre at Belstone Tor

There were some spectacular mist and low cloud effects over the moor and in-country on 23 December last year.  I climbed to the top of Tors End, the northern summit of the Belstone Tor ridge, to find that the setting … Read More

A 100 Year Spot the Difference – ANSWERS!

Following on from last week’s 100 Year Spot the Difference, using images provided by Chris Walpole: What differences did you spot? What’s also changed since the photos were taken? Click on the buttons to read what Chris has to say … Read More

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