Reading Michael Viney's excellent article on the heron in the IT yesterday It struck me that many posters on here are probably interested in the natural world and have interesting observations to share about the rural and urban environments we live in.
For example, I was driving along the motorway bypass the other day and saw, not for the first time, a kestrel hovering over the high embankment to one side. This time it flew away after a few seconds, but on previous occasions I've seen them swoop and soar. Clearly these unfarmed roadsides are havens for the small animals that birds of prey feed on, an interesting example of the law of unintended consequences.
I'd be interested in reading other posters' observations and experiences; should make for an interesting bit of escapism if nothing else.