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Jubilee Wood in January 2019

Jubilee Wood in January 2019

As January comes to a cold end with freezing nights and flurries of the white stuff, it’s difficult not to dream of warmer times and the promise of Spring. In some ways it’s a shame to let our thoughts wander forward too fast as the wood is

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Not just ‘Great Gidding Spring Plant Sale and Social Evening’…

<em>Not just</em> ‘Great Gidding Spring Plant Sale and Social Evening’…

Be sure to save the date, Friday 10th May 2019, for an evening filled with a plethora of plants all for sale, barbeque and bar, planting demonstrations.

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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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Year End Moth Report

Year End Moth Report

Over the past year Andrew Frost and Barry Dickerson have carried out several moth trapping evenings to record and evaluate the level of moth and butterfly activity in the Jubilee Wood. Andrew has compiled this report on the 2018 findings and the totals thus far since they

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Jubilee Wood in December

Jubilee Wood in December

Jubilee Wood in December   December can be a difficult month for some people, with the nights at their longest it can seem a dark and challenging time, but if we look at the natural world we might learn a way of seeing things differently.Wandering around the

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Jubilee Wood long term maintenance project

Jubilee Wood long term maintenance project

Certain areas of the wood have now grown to a point where removing the under growth and thin trees should be considered for removal. This is best seen on the side nearest the main road where the majority of trees have grown strongly probably because the soil

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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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A busy apple pressing day September 2018

A busy apple pressing day September 2018

A lovely sunny morning welcomed the various pressers and extractors of apple juice to Manor Site Farm laden with apples from gardens, allotments and a paltry amount from the Jubilee Wood apple trees. Using the community apple press and apple pulper the crew soon got to grips

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Jubilee Wood September 2018

Jubilee Wood September 2018

Autumn approaches but the wood is still full of leaf even if there are some early signs of yellowing in some of the trees. John Keats’ poem To Autumn with its famous first line: Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness always makes me think of cooler mornings

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Jubilee Wood August 2018

Jubilee Wood August 2018

August weather has been a little more familiar than the heatwave we’ve experienced over the last couple of months but as always, nature adapts and familiar sights are in the wood even if they are a little earlier in the season than we would expect. Look out

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