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January 27, 2014

Record number of grey seals

Filed under: Nature in Cornwall — roundhousebarns @ 10:52 am

Our usual colony of grey seals who come ashore to breed on a small beach near Towan started arriving in mid November and last week I counted a record number of 27 hauled up at low tide. – Last year the maximum was 16 and then after the local paper printed an article about them [...]

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Whats flowering this month?

Filed under: Nature in Cornwall,Uncategorized — roundhousebarns @ 10:43 am

Here are the first three Camellia to flower at Trewithen garden this year. A hybrid (Camellia ‘Yoimachi’), a japonica (Camellia japonica ‘Yuki Haki’) and a williamsii (Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’) all in flower in mid January! Also in flower is Daphne bhoula ‘Darjeeling’ Originally from the Himalayas, this plant came from a seed collected [...]

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August 17, 2013

Green Woodpeckers, house martins and sparrows, its been a noisy summer!

Filed under: Nature in Cornwall,Uncategorized — roundhousebarns @ 12:18 pm

The Green Woodpeckers keep appearing on the grass by Cockle Cottage, staying a while and then heading off to do some tree knocking!. The House Martins are nesting next door at Commerrans Farm – my what noisy birds they are swooping and screeching all day in search of flies. The sparrows usually nest in our [...]

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