Posts Tagged Environment

The Jubilee Wood in June

The Jubilee Wood in June

June is bursting out all over in the Jubilee wood! The trees have exploded into life, their leaves forming a canopy of green in every shade nature can manage. The flowers on the fruit and hazel trees have already started to form into fruit and nuts (see

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Archaelogical test pits being dug in Great Gidding this week

Archaelogical test pits being dug in Great Gidding this week

The University of Cambridge’s Higher Education Field Academy  (HEFA) is supervising  the excavation of a number of archaelogical test pits around the village this week. With the goodwill of  local householders supported by Access Cambridge Archaelogy a number of young people will be finding out how to

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The Jubilee Wood in May

The Jubilee Wood in May

Jubilee Wood in May 2018 May has been another interesting month weather wise, sometimes pouring with rain and at other times so hot it’s been difficult to be outside.It doesn’t seem to have bothered Mother Nature though, and the Jubilee wood is growing at a fast pace,

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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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Spring Moth Survey

Spring Moth Survey

Despite the never ending rain and gloom of the 2018 spring, last Saturday evening, 7th April the weather conditions were such that our local moth specialists asked permission to survey the Jubilee Wood, hoping to find some early season species to add to the growing list of

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Neighbourhood Watch newsletter

Neighbourhood Watch e-newsletter – latest edition Here’s our latest e-newsletter Our News. This edition contains some great advice including: a new campaign from Dogs Trust to help stop dog theft keeping your email secure plus lots of news from across our network. You can click here to

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Beast (Least) from the East and a bit of snow in Gt Gidding

Beast (Least) from the East and a bit of snow in Gt Gidding

Its been an interesting week of weather around the country with lots of scientific,  non scientific and metrological terms bandied about as if we should all be experts. I thought it would be a good thing to sort a few truths and non truths from some of

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Community in action

Community in action

Those of you who relish the idea of the community doing its “bit” will be heartened to learn that over three weekends in the last few weeks various community tasks have been undertaken to address seasonal growth and get the playing field back into shape. First up

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New path opened up in the Jubilee Wood

New path opened up in the Jubilee Wood

Exciting news from the Jubilee Wood maintenance “team” – a new path has been cut adjacent to the first seat at the entrance to the wood. This has been done to add a bit of variety to the visitor experience. Hidden along the path are a couple

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Jubilee Wood winter maintenance

Jubilee Wood winter maintenance

The Jubilee Wood continues to thrive, visitor numbers seem good and the only way I can tell this is by the path trails seem to be well trodden. Its been a strange growing year in so much as midway through July it looked like that was it

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