Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bird Fair

Last weekend we both flew to the UK to attend what is generally called the Bird Fair at Rutland Water. It is formally the British Birdwatching Fair, which makes it sound a bit geeky, but in fact it covers almost … Continue reading

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A pictorial miscellany

We always have more photos than we can put in our blogs, so this week we thought we’d show you some of the ‘missing’ ones. Tintin fans may find this familiar. It’s actually near Fréjus, but Hergé used a picture of … Continue reading

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A not-so-tranquil week in August

In theory, as we pointed out last week, August is the great French month for relaxation. A time to close up the office for two or three weeks and disappear and do nothing. Well, if that’s true, we haven’t really … Continue reading

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August

It’s August and that means it’s a mad month. Last Saturday was officially billed as a ‘black’ day on the roads. The first Saturday in August is when traditionally in France the juillettistes (those who take their holidays in July) … Continue reading

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Tree studies at Courmettes

We have just come back from an extremely busy week up at Les Courmettes. For a number of years A Rocha has been running a program to look at how much carbon is taken out of the atmosphere by trees … Continue reading

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