Why do leaves change colour and drop in Autumn?

November 15, 2011
Trees

As the days get shorter and colder, leaves start to become a disadvantage for deciduous (broad-leaved) trees. Their ability to photosynthesise (i.e. to capture the energy from sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and sugars for food) greatly decreases with the drop in available sunlight meaning with the effort of maintaining themselves and their leaves, they are actually making a net loss of food and potentially water. This coupled with …Read the Rest

Are you feeding the birds?

Are you feeding the birds?
October 28, 2011
Birds

Feeding the birds isn’t just about hanging up a feeder of seed or peanuts.  This is just an addition or …Read the Rest

In a rut

In a rut
October 22, 2011
Deer

This time of the year is famous for being the peak of the rutting season for Red, Sika, and Fallow …Read the Rest

Welcome all, Autumn is here

Welcome all, Autumn is here
October 17, 2011
Updates

The nights are drawing in, the trees are full of their fruits, there a distinct chill in the evening air …Read the Rest