The Environment

Spring Dragonflies & Damselflies at Jubilee Wood in 2018

Spring Dragonflies & Damselflies at Jubilee Wood in 2018 During a couple of visits to the Jubilee Wood pond in May 2018, five Odonata species were seen. The first species normally to appear in the year is the Large Red Damselfly. The immature insects venture further afield

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Anti social behaviour – fly tipping

19/12/18 Back Lane – Great Gidding Fly tipping, one of the scourges of modern day rural living where the less gifted feel a need to off load their junk or somebody else’s building waste on public highways, Fly tipping is becoming a big problem not just the

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Jubilee Wood Action Morning

Jubilee Wood Action Morning

Annual Maintenance Blitz The usual maintenance tasks, hedge trimming, lopping and strimming in the Jubilee Wood. We do this to keep the open areas free of incursion and creep. 9.30am with the tools you favour plus stout gloves and eye protection. Refreshments! Time Saturday 1st December 2018 

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Jubilee Wood April 2018

Jubilee Wood  April 2018

Jubilee Wood April was quite a month of extremes in terms of weather, but nature has a way of forging on regardless whilst most of us humans are struggling to cope. The great crested newts are a good example, having overwintered near to the pond under stones

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The gap in the Jubilee Wood hedge, a photographic record

The gap in the Jubilee Wood hedge, a photographic record

This is an interactive exercise for digital camera users, a chance to get your photograph on the village website.   Along the eastern boundary hedgerow of the Jubilee Wood is a large gap in the hedge deliberately maintained so as to provide a “window” for the view beyond the hedge.

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Are your apple trees laden with fruit!

Are your apple trees laden with fruit!

As the summer seems to have gone on its own holiday we had better consider the autumn harvest of fruit and specifically apples. Last year the community apple juicer and press was put to good use creating home pressed apple juice and at least one demijohn of

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Plenty to experience in and around our lovely Parish

Plenty to experience in and around our lovely Parish

Well we are now into the spring equinox & many of us will be enticed into the countryside by the sheer pleasure it brings to those of us who walk, cycle, ride or drive. Everyone is encouraged to make sure though, that they are clearly visible to

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Chapel End Pond

Chapel End Pond

A photographic essay of how Chapel End pond was reclaimed back to an attractive environmental pond  from being an unloved, overgrown shallow  pit. A pond has probably always featured in Chapel End as long as people have been around. It may have been created after clay was

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Wassail in the Jubilee Wood

Wassail in the Jubilee Wood

Title: Wassail Location: The Jubilee Wood, Great Gidding Start Time: 19:30 Date: Thursday 16th February 2017 Time we had another Pagan adventure in the Jubilee wood to celebrate a Wassail. This is an old English custom of celebrating the imminent arrival of spring.  As the days start

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Jubilee Wood maintenance morning

Jubilee Wood maintenance morning

An excellent turnout for the annual trim and tidy of the pathways and hedges around the Jubilee Wood. Another is planned for next week, 30th January from 9.30 am.

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