My notebook from the mountains

My notebook on all I’m learning about the mountain environment, flora and fauna along with stories and curiosities I pick up on my travels. Do add your comments and offer your insight to the mountains. 

Flora

Honey, beer, brooms and luck

Honey, beer, brooms and luck

Delightful heather, always around somewhere, so what useful facts can I unearth? More sheep, less heather - the sheep do love to graze and keep it in check, so where sheep numbers have declined, the heather can be rampant. Bees love the nectar, heather honey is good...

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Fauna

Flora and Fauna of British Columbia

Flora and Fauna of British Columbia

So what did I see? I've put the photos I did get into the photo gallery, I'll leave you to match them up. I've noted a few points I learned too. Grizzly bears and black bears 70% of a grizzly's diet is vegetarian Elk and deer Marmots and Hoary Marmots and Racoon hoary...

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Culture, stories, curiosities

Winter Lockdown nature notes: still here!

Winter Lockdown nature notes: still here!

Ah yes, you may have noticed I missed a week, but who‘s counting? Here are my notes for the last fortnight. I think at the moment, to fast forward over the odd day isn‘t a bad idea. Walking from Dinton, near Salisbury, we saw a number of chalk streams, and these are...

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Walking advice