Wettest winter on record It’s official the 2019/20 winter was the wettest since records began. Our statistics went off the scale yet again in February confirming just under twelve inches for that month alone. Yet since 16th March we have had very little rainfall which has been a welcome relief. The whole UK went onto…

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Our species and plans (6) The Siskin Carduelis spinus Status: Secure. Habitat: Predominantly a bird of conifer and Spruce woodlands. Will also feed in Birch and Alder trees in the winter months. Will also frequent gardens and parks and particularly like Niger seed if put out. Widespread throughout the United Kingdom. Statistics : The Siskin…

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Rainfall A new decade is upon us and climate change is receiving more media coverage. This in our view is a positive and will bring the challenges that lie ahead to the forefront of peoples minds. It is hard to comprehend the volume of rainfall that has descended upon us whilst we watch the Australian…

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Although there was a huge amount of wildlife already present within our woodland, our objective has always been to enhance, create and manage the varying habitats for optimum biodiversity. This will be a fine balancing act because we do not wish to detract from current habitat. This blog planting for wildlife will be devoted to…

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Rides and Glades are an important feature within a woodland setting as they offer a contrasting habitat to the higher canopy. Many insects find refuge and food that is not found elsewhere. The Sun can penetrate the woodland floor and a diverse range of plants and invertebrates can thrive. Habitat that is rich in plants…

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In only a matter of months the wildlife is colonising the ponds, diving Beetles, Pond Skaters, Water Boatmen, Broad Bodied Chaser, Mosquito Larvae, Southern Hawkers. This area will provide a valuable food source for the Bats and birds that visit, to give you an idea the small Pipistrelle Bat can consume up to three thousand…

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