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A young blackbird struggles with her breakfast

I happen to glance up from my desk in the "Monkey House" just as the rain stopped. A young female blackbird tumbled out of the hedge and paused briefly before renewing her attack on a slug that she had dragged down with her.

She pecked at it fitfully for a few seconds and then vigorously wiped her beak on the ground before renewing the assault. Every so often she would pause and then with an almost audible sigh drag the slug a little further along the path.

This went on for half an hour or so. Until eventually she dragged the slug back into the hedge. It began to rain again.

I was very glad that I was not a blackbird.


Summer 2016 Edition

The latest edition of BCA Newsletter is now out. There is a review of Olive Middleton and Trevor Donald's book 'Remember the Past Shape the Future' and a report on the Butterfly survey of 2015. We are also interested in hearing from members who want to get involved in writing, producing etc the newsletter.


Butterfly Theatre presents - Romeo and Juliet underground

Butterfly Theatre touring Romeo and Juliet in Germany recently

Our friends from Butterfly Theatre Company are returning for this years Buxton Festival Fringe to perform Shakespeare's most famous play.
The greatest love story of all time, where two star-crossed lovers find their worlds ripped apart by their family’s rival houses.
The performances promenade with actors and audience intermingling through the lofty chambers of Poole's Cavern. The performance is adapted to merge the ambience of the surroundings.
Three performances each evening from Monday, July 11, 2016 – Saturday, July 16, 2016 starting at 5.30 pm 7.00 pm and 8.30 pm. Tickets: £13 (Children: £11)

Tickets are available only through the Buxton Opera House booking office :

Members Event

An Evening with the Authors - A Question and Answer Session Olive Middleton and Trevor Donald authors of 'Remember the Past, Shape the Future'.

Event details:

Location: Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: 21 Jul 2016 Start time: 19.30 Duration: 1.5 hours Notes: The event is free, members and non -members welcome.