Posts Tagged 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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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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“Pop up” Jubilee wood knowledge share

"Pop up" Jubilee wood knowledge share

Look out for some monthly themed topics that will take place in the Jubilee wood this spring and summer. On the second Sunday of each month starting at 2.30pm there will be a chance to learn about a particular topic using the Jubilee wood as the source

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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 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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Apple Juicing Saturday

Apple Juicing Saturday

On Saturday the 29th September we will have a community apple crushing, pulping, squeezing, pressing event using the community pulper and press. Collect your apples and rinse your receptacles. Whether its just juice or cider, the container you use does need sterilising. If you are a serial

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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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