Most people love the red kites that have been wheeling, swooping, mewing and whistling over our town increasingly over the past few years.
The old rose garden looking north
Oi! You! Gimme food!
The old rose garden looking south
Beech tree (I think) in winter
The old rose garden looking west
The Harris Garden on Reading University’s Whiteknights campus remains open throughout the winter.
Here at the international HQ of the Whitley Pump on top of Katesgrove Hill, we decided to celebrate our first birthday by ‘beating the bounds‘ of Katesgrove ward. This is a walk of over 4 miles around the perimeter of the ward, or as near to the perimeter as can be obtained without swimming or getting run over.
University Of Reading
My first bee hotel was open for business two or three years before guests moved in.
You know summer is really on its way when you hear the swifts arrive back from Africa; the unmistakable joyous screeching cacophony as big gangs of these crescent-shaped birds perform aerobatic displays over the houses in pursuit of airborne insects.
Photo: Arnstein Rønning
The University of Reading is recruiting volunteers to help them with a nest box study on blue and great tits starting this April and lasting until late June.
Reading Old Cemetery at the eponymous junction was undergoing seasonal tree cutting, pruning and other grounds maintenance work on Saturday 6 February 2016.
Open Spaces are covered in Section 5 of the issues and options paper for the new local plan for Reading, published for consultation by Reading Borough Council. The consultation was agreed at the strategic environment, planning and transport Committee meeting on 24 November 2015.
Male Blackbird (by Jacob Spinks)
The RSPB have launched this year’s birdwatching event for the weekend of 30-31 January. Birdwatch has been going since 1979 and over half a million people are expected to take part. A birdwatching pack can be requested online by post or as a download.