Posts Tagged wildlife

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 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 Watch

Jubilee Wood Watch

  An occasional update of events, happenings and interesting things that have been observed in the Jubilee Wood (latest news at the top of the post) January 2017 For a quiet month there has been quite a lot of activity in the Jubilee Wood mostly to do

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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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Michael is runner-up in ‘Green Champion of the Year’ award

Michael is runner-up in 'Green Champion of the Year' award

Michael Trolove of Great Gidding is runner-up in the Huntingdon District Council Green Heart Community award

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Cambs ACRE/Environment Agency photography contest marks countdown to spring

Cambs ACRE/Environment Agency photography contest marks countdown to spring

After months of rain and snow, the Environment Agency is counting down the days until spring with a photography competition open to everyone in the east of England. Environmental enthusiasts have been urged to get their thinking caps on and their lens caps off to capture an

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Townsend Pond

The big clean out Townsend Pond or the Horse Pond as it is known in the village had reached crisis point. Almost completely silted up and giving off a foul smell when the water was low, it was becoming a bit of an environmental hazard. Long gone

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Alfreds Website of the Week

This one comes courtesy of the Woodland Trust. 1,000 ideas and activities to get kids exploring woods, trees and wildlife. Download for FREE or join our innovative CLUB for families, schools and groups http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/

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