Posts Tagged Environment

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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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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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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