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Ashlawn Cutting – Sewa Day – October 2018

On Sunday October 28th, the regular Ashlawn Volunteers were joined by a large group of volunteers representing Sewa. The official date for Sewa Day was 2 weeks earlier, but that day was a complete washout and we could not have effectively and safely conducted the work in the cutting. I have directly copied this overview […]

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Ashlawn Update – July 2018

The most visible wildlife on the site this month are butterflies. All species of “whites” have been very numerous. We are also seeing Silver-Washed Fritillaries in greater numbers. The movie clip shows a frenzy of whites on a mud puddle.   The Silver Washed Fritillary (shown below) gives the volunteer group some enjoyable challenges. The adults […]

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Ashlawn Update – June 2018

Our efforts over the last few weeks have involved controlling of invasive plant species. We have dug out whole hawthorn bushes in some of the prime grasslands so that the grass and wild flowers can continue to flourish. This is very beneficial to the invertebrate life. Don’t worry, the hawthorn is still very strongly represented […]

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Ashlawn Cutting, April 2018 – It’s warming up!

The warmer weather is making our wildlife more visible, The slideshow has pictures of the Orange Tip butterfly and newts in the path-side pools Brimstone butterflies are also very visible. The male of the species has upper wings that are all yellow and therefore very recognisable. There is a picture in the slideshow showing a […]

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28th Dec report

The snow had brought down many trees but the ones blocking the path have been cleared near Ashlawn bridge. 6 of us turned out in the bright sunshine and got stuck in to making the path walkable once more. An excellent advert for our group and satisfying. We’ll meet at Ashlawn car park again to […]

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28th Dec report

It certainly was a good work party, the path was impassable South of Ashlawn and difficult to the North. Good that so many walkers could see us in action. There are still partial obstructions but at least the GCWalk is passable through the reserve and all is safe. And all in glorious sunshine. Pics from […]

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Owl Boxes

Here’s our Christmas present to the Owls, 2 potential new nesting boxes. Due to “circumstances beyond our control” we put one facing into the DJ plantation on a hedgerow Ash tree near to the one on our embankment. Not our land but a good site and something to interest walkers. Karl Curtis to advise Chris Worman. […]

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Workparty report

It was a lovely day today (Sunday 12th Nov).  Fresh but sunny and not too much in the way of noisy brushcutters.  A very good turnout with lots to do, a very enjoyable morning. Report from Margaret

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Hedgehog sightings

2 days after removing trap on F4e we had a WP on F5w near bridge, and a dog walker reported 2 hogs at btm of Z path. This is  not that far from where the trap was. Report by Phil Parr

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Recent moth news

Early July has bought out the moths,  see pictures by Phil.

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