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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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Silverwashed Fritillaries etc

Here’s a couple of better photos of Silverwashed Fritillaries, taken south of Ashlawn Bridge on Sunday 2nd July. They were out in good number, but I was still quite a long way away from the ones that were willing to pose for me! Also a photo of a Small Heath taken on 19th June. Small […]

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Weevil Release 2nd June 2017

One of the challenges of the Trust in protecting and enhancing our nature reserves and the wider landscape is the control of invasive plant species.  Often choking out our native wildlife, non-native invaders can have a serious impact and reigning them in is always a difficult task.  Manually pulling or treating with herbicides are often […]

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Orchids @ Station Pool

Good numbers of Southern Marsh Orchids appearing @ the pool.  Heathland butterflies out and around now. More pictures by Ken Monk.  

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Lovely day for a morning stroll

Lovely day for a morning stroll, with highlights: two Grasshopper Warblers ‘reeling’ between Pytchley and Ashlawn Bridges, a young fox at the bottom of the zig-zag path, 30+ Early Purple Orchids in the Station Pools, Beautiful Damoiselle, Four Spotted chasers, Large Red Damselfly, eleven species of butterfly including Brown Argus and Small Heath, and of […]

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