Outdoors

Nature Watch

The fascinating life of the bee-fly

May 19 2018

Is there such a thing as a cute insect? Well, yes, there most definitely is because I saw one last week – a bee-fly; a little rotund ‘furry’ beast with an impossibly long proboscis.

Outdoors

Saddling up for the mane event

May 12 2018

Endurance riding events – long-distance competitions against the clock which challenge both horse and rider – are run across the UK. Gayle Ritchie meets those taking part in one round Tentsmuir Forest

Nature Watch

Orange-tip butterfly

May 12 2018

Cast upon the air like a fluttering piece of orange and white confetti, the little butterfly danced and birled above the grass and wildflowers of this Fife cliff top.

Blazing Saddles

Getting the better of Mont Ventoux on a bike

May 12 2018

I’m always amazed at the range of emotions I go through when I’m riding my bike. This was amply demonstrated last week when I got an opportunity to cycle on Mont Ventoux – Le Géant de Provence. At an altitude of 1909 metres this mountain towers above everything else around it.

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