Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lesley's Nature Watch - Peacock,

Red Admiral, Small Tortiseshell, Brimstone, Comma, Speckled Wood, Orange Tip. Seven species of butterfly in my garden in the past week. The first three of these need nettles on which to lay their eggs. If you can spare a place for an undisturbed nettle patch in a sunny spot in your garden, you will be helping some of nature's most beautiful little creatures & of course you will have the joy of watching them floating silently among yor flowers sipping the nectar.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Earth Hour - Saturday 8.30pm

Just a reminder that Earth Hour 2011 takes place at 8.30pm local French time on Saturday March 26th. Millions of people all over the world will switch off their lights for one hour - a gesture of solidarity in support of the planet and in protest against the causes of climate change. If this is something important to you, please join us. See www.earthhour.org for further information.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunny Pleyben

Yet another walk in lovely weather, with warm sunshine and spring flowers enhancing a pleasant rural route. Great to have some of our French walkers back, and 100% attendance at the après-walk is a record! We deserved it. Congratulations to Portia, coming straight into the BWs chart at No.1....

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pleyben walk - Tuesday 22nd

We have our next walk on Tuesday, 22nd March at Pleyben, departing from the church at 2pm. This is a medium length walk of no special diffculty, mostly on rural tracks, with one section of road walking requiring care. If you are approaching Pleyben by car from the north, be aware that there may be some traffic disruption and various deviations to reach the centre, owing to major road works. Looking forward to another spring ramble!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lesley's Nature Watch - Now is the time to say...

...GOODBYE! As I warched these Brent Geese feeding in preperation for their long flight back to their northern nesting grounds, I thought of how, not very long ago, people believed that wild geese nested in the sea! Barnacles were believed to be goose eggs, & there is even a species of barnacle called a Goose Barnacle. There is also, of course, a species of goose called a Barnacle Goose. This was a logical conclusion at the time, as the last view we have of these birds at the begining of the nesting season, is when they fly off over the sea - only to return a few months later with their new families.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Perfect Walking Weather

Perfect weather for walking in the Monts d'Arrée. 16 kms will take you right round Lac St-Michel, with wonderful views of the highest hills in Brittany - but there's no need to go all the way.....

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunny Glomel

Hard to imagine a nicer walk than the one we enjoyed today at Glomel. It's an old Brittany Walks favourite, and rightly so. Sunny weather made the most of an interesting, scenic route with lakes, canal, reservoir and pretty country lanes. Thanks to all who came and made it a great day. Harry is again top dog (close run thing though, Fleur), but no photography prize. Come back, Dave!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Glomel Walk - Tuesday 8th March

Our next walk is on Tuesday at Glomel, starting from the church at 2pm. This is a canal and countryside walk (Level 2, Medium), with a stop for information about the distinctive part of the canal we pass along. Hope this fine spring weather lasts!