Saturday, June 4, 2011


Several people have noted the distinct lack of postings in recent weeks.

No one has been more frustrated than me at my inability to get out into the field due to various responsibilities, but I'm sure it won't be long before that changes.

Carole and I are off to Canada tomorrow for a special holiday celebrating our joint-50th Birthdays and our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We'll be spending a few days in Banff before making our way through the Rocky Mountains on the famous Rocky Mountaineer train. This will be followed by a cruise up the western coast to Alaska...this is going to be a wonderful opportunity to see all kinds of new flora & fauna, though it's going to be strange to go on holiday without a carboot full of nets, traps, tubes and optical equipment!! I'm sure that there will be a lot of wild life at home, too, as the boys celebrate our absence!

When we get back we have just over a month before we move permanently to Freshwater on the west side of the Isle of Wight. This will be a great opportunity to explore the wildlife present in a new area of the UK...I'm really looking forward to catching up with the resident Red Squirrels!

There will probably be a few more posts before this blog becomes 'Wight Wild'. Thanks so much for your interest & encouragement!


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