Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Just watched the repeat of 'Obsession' on BBC iPlayer at
Happy memories. Hoping for many more in 2015. Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year Greetings

               This summer belongs to me!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Seasoned Greetings!

Greetings to all followers of The Purple Empire

      'First we sleep the winter, whilst we dream the spring'

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Early Christmas Present!

Delighted to have spotted these two leaves dangling in the breeze on strands of caterpillar silk, outside Savernake Forest -

The person responsible for the silk strands is just visible on the twig in the background.  Here's a close up - 

This is a remarkable find as larvae have been incredibly scarce this autumn. 

Moreover, they are being predated, already.  We urgently need a seriously cold winter - to protect hibernating larvae with frost and snow, and drive the tit flocks out of the forest on to bird tables in Marlborough and Burbage...   

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Seasons Greetings

Early Seasonal Greetings are offered to all of those of the purple persuasion.

Monday, December 1, 2014


For those that might be interested, our Eastern Region Report for 2014 is now available to read