June 2012

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May has been a busy month for all living things. Regular cycles of sun and rain have led to vigorous growth of plant life, providing ready and abundant energy resources for the web of trophic […]

May 2012

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Whilst the Roseland is no tropical island paradise, it undoubtedly lends its outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity to a stunning range of habitats contained within a very small space, made possible by its unique geography. […]

April 2012

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March has hailed the true start of spring, with mixed, sometimes turbulent weather and fluctuating temperatures, while the end of the month has been almost balmy. There is new colour and form everywhere, as members […]

March 2012

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Spring has definitely arrived at last. Despite the cold snap early in the month of February, which put a temporary stop to some of the territorial singing that had started among some of the smaller […]

February 2012

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January, often associated with bitter cold weather and relative inactivity across much of the plant and animal kingdoms, was unusually mild, wet and occasionally very windy, resulting in complex and rapidly changing weather conditions. One […]

January 2012

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December brings to a close a year of remarkable abundance, a product of ideal climatic conditions for many species, and food webs. There’s been rain and wind in the last month, with a promise of […]

June 2011

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I was determined to rise early on this last Bank holiday of May to bring you one of the most unusual sights to be seen on the Roseland for quite some time. But we all […]

May 2011

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The April showers never really showed up, but April Flowers certainly did! I cannot recall a better show of spring flowers than we have in progress even as I write. Drifts of snowdrops gave way […]

April 2012

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The end of March is upon us and we can all congratulate ourselves on surviving the infamous ides of March. Spring is well and truly sprung and we can see spring flowers blooming everywhere. Primroses […]

March 2011

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Some months go by and you can hardly see a difference from start to finish, whilst other rush by in a blur of change. February was just such a month; we started in the depths […]

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