The dawn chorus - one day I'll get up at 4 a.m. and record it. Meanwhile here's a link to the excellent BBC birdsong site!

How the site used to be - photos from 1996.

The woodland, pond and green spaces make this conservation area a wonderful environment in which to live. And only 10 miles from Manchester! It's difficult for friends far-off to comprehend that this really is Manchester! Here's the proof - pictures and movies.

Here are 4 time-lapse movies of the changing seasons through 2005. I haven't got the photography part of it quite right but I'm working on it! The movies require Flash Player 6.

Seasons - 1

Seasons - 2

Seasons - 3

Seasons - 4

That quotation on the bench...

Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;

These 4 lines are from a poem by William Wordsworth called



And a slideshow from Flickr. The snow photos were taken by Tommy.