Posts Tagged Environment

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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Rooted Christmas trees for the Jubilee Wood

Rooted Christmas trees for the Jubilee Wood

Here’s something to ponder on the lead up to  Christmas. What type of tree will it be sat in the corner of the room, heavily draped in tinsel and a fine looking fairy/angel / Action Man adorning the leading tip.  There are a couple of ex Christmas

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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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Moth night part 2

Moth night part 2

As suggested in the previous post a second autumn visit might be on the cards and this duly happened. The moth team set up at a couple of locations in the Jubilee Wood on a calm  moist September evening. Once again the bright lights shone and the

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Moth Night

Our local moth experts carried out a moth watch on a calm summers evening on the 28th August. Two locations were chosen within the Jubilee Wood and once the equipment was set up and dusk rolled in all the creatures of the night put in an appearance,

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Moth Night

Moth Night

Our local moth experts will be setting up a moth count on the evening of the 28/8/17 in the Jubilee Wood from 9pm. Visitors are welcome but please give our experts a chance to set up. Apologies for the short notice but who could predict summer weather

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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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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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Jubilee Wood maintenance weekends

Jubilee Wood maintenance weekends

For three consecutive  Saturday mornings in November a team of volunteers have been trimming the sides of the main path in the Jubilee Wood,  primarily to cut back bramble which was encroaching on to the path way.  A fourth Saturday trimming morning is scheduled for the 6th

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Barn Owl sitting on the camera

Barn Owl sitting on the camera

2014 has seen an apparent successful breeding season for Barn Owls in the Gidding Parish. At one location I tried to film some evening activity with a new time lapse camera, really just to understand the potential of this type of camera. So it was with surprise and

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