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Gadwall at RSPB Ham Wall - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gadwall at Ham Wall

There’s a group of five Gadwall making a racket as they fly in ridiculously close formation at RSPB Ham Wall. Close up …

Burdock - Ham Wall - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Nature’s Velcro

The tiny hooks on the ends of Burdock burrs are waiting patiently for me to brush past them. Why use the wind …

Hawthorn at Ham Wall - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Haws

Hawthorn – one of the gifts of autumn.

Four-Spotted Chaser - Ham Wall - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Four-Spotted Chasers

There are dozens of Four-Spotted Chasers over the ponds here: They are such entertaining dragonflies: I’ve seen them before, here at RSPB …

Reed Beetle - Ham Wall - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Reed Beetle on the reeds

Habitat. It’s the key to the survival of our planet. One species isn’t enough: everything depends upon everything else in a complex …

Marsh Harrier - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Marsh Harriers

We are in Somerset. The name Somerset means Summer-land, because the land was originally only inhabitable in summer; in winter it was …

A necklace of raindrops - The Hall of Einar

A necklace of raindrops

There’s meant to be great weather today but it’s foggy. There’s been a clear sky last night, the ground has cooled and …