Posts Tagged Jubilee Wood

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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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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Jubilee Wood July 2018

Jubilee Wood July 2018

Although it’s  been a very dry and hot month, the trees in the wood appear to be coping although the lowering of the pond level shows just how much the water table has gone down so they must be digging deep with their roots. All species will

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Jubilee wood – June 2018

Jubilee wood - June 2018

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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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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