There can be little doubt that The Hound of the Baskervilles is Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous story. Dozens of films and television programmes have been made about the hound and the man who brought it to summary justice, Sherlock Holmes.
It began with red-breasted nuthatches. In early August 2012, one of the largest irruptions of this northern species in living memory started with reports from counties in eastern Pennsylvania. By the end of November unprecedented numbers were recorded in all 67 counties in the state. In late September the first purple finches arrived in Pennsylvania […]
After a stormy start to 2014, the weather has been a little kinder to us recently. There was more rain on Sunday afternoon but Saturday turned out lovely with some beautiful winter sunshine. I took advantage of the fine weather and went back to Merthyr Tydfil to do the walk I filmed for the new series...
Slimbridge WWT Reserve Mangaer Dave Paynter on how recent wet weather conditions have affected wetalnds.
My New Year's resolution this year is simple: try 5 new things. My first new thing to learn is glassblowing. Actually, I didn't know that was the first thing until I saw on Facebook that Stafford Art Glass right here in Giles County was having classes this weekend. Show More Summary
Series producer James Smith introduces the wildlife themes of Winterwatch 2014.
Despite the vets in our team tending to specialise in large or small animals on a routine 9-5 basis, the beauty of working in a large mixed practice is that there is never a dull moment. Filming in the spring gave the opportunity to film some of the more seasonal large animal calls against the ever present...
We're not quite done with the wet weather yet as there’s more rain forecast for this afternoon plus another band of unsettled weather for Friday and Sunday.
The life of Shirley Bassey is a genuine rags to riches story, one filled with amazing success and more than a few ragedies.
Most of Western New York has been shut down tomorrow due to this storm moving through. It is the first Winter Storm Warning in almost 20 years. Even though they say don’t go outside, please take the time to feed the birds.... they could use your help. Subscribe to Mon@rch All […]
New Years resolution again is to try and post on the blog more. Hope everyone enjoys 2014!! Subscribe to Mon@rch All Rights Reserved ©2006-2013 Filed under: iPhone
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. -Neil Gaiman Happy New Year!
My first hike of 2014: Allegany State Park, of course. We started on Coon Run Road, heading out the Fire Tower Trail. Somewhere before we reached Willis Creek, we needed coffee and donuts. Here was the view from our log: Once we crossed Willis Creek, we headed upstream, bushwhacking at first… but then finding the […]
When the nights are dark and the wind howls around the corners of the house, it is the ideal moment to gather the family together around the fire and enthral, intrigue and frighten them with stories of headless horsemen, strange apparitions and things like the mysterious corpse candles that once haunted...
I delivered this talk at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown today. This I Believe I have long been a fan of the NPR series “This I Believe.” I admire the people who can so eloquently and so succinctly put their beliefs into words. And I have long wanted to write my own “This I […]
You have to love early mornings in Allegany State Park. Winter has returned. Subscribe to Mon@rch All Rights Reserved ©2006-2013 Filed under: iPhone
Cape May Point, Sandhill Cranes It's easy for me to forget where I am sometimes and get excited about birds that I shouldn't. Eastern Phoebes and Pine Warblers, for example. They merit a FOS (first of season) post heralding the arrival...Show More Summary
When you look at the lives of famous Welshmen it is amazing to see how many of them were born during the Christmas period. Indeed, so many great actors, sportsmen and politicians entered the world around Christmas time that it's tempting to think some propitious guiding star was looking down on Wales...
Just as many of us like to adorn our homes at this time of year with festive decorations and lights; we’ve also come to expect our TV channels to get into the spirit too by adding a touch of wintry wonderland magic into the mix.
You look in a bookshop window and there hey all are, the characters who live forever on the sales charts. Currently, you’ll find it’s James Bond and Bertie Wooster. Even the ones who are officially dead can’t be counted on to stay that way.