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Viaduct & Sustrans Route in Rugby

Note what a good area this is.  I found Warwickshire rarity Calamint at Hunters Lane footpath to the Black Path bridge and lots of other good stuff. The viaduct has locally uncommon Kidney Vetch though it was pretty burnt out this year. The canal and Hunters Lane embankments hold Wych Elm and one of the few […]

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Centenary Park in Parkfield Road, Newbold

Now officially opened.  Rugby Borough Council have done a fabulous job, well worth a visit if passing that way with butterfly area and hibernacula as well as plenty of play areas. Report from Steve Batt

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Newton update

The new path is marked out – see pic. Various butterflies were seen – Small Skipper, Small white on mud, Green-veined White, Small tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, & Ringlet. Report & pictures by Phil

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Newton Picnic Site, etc

25 April 2015 The heavy shower last night not evident this afternoon and the NW bank still appears very dry. Despite this good numbers of the wild strawberry plugs recently planted by Harvey have survived. The bank has huge amounts of nettle showing and this will need attending to so that other seeded plants will […]

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St. Peter’s – N.I.A.

Local VOLUNTEERS urgently required (calling all Nature Lovers) – please see Blog on 21st reference N.I.A.’s – Nature Improvement Areas. Photos on progress from Steve

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Newton – N.I.A.

See Blog on 21st reference N.I.A.’s – Nature Improvement Areas. Photos of progress supplied by Phil & Steve

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Remember the Summer Butterflies?

Local recorder Bridget was amazed to find butterflies were already exploring newly planted Diamond Jubilee Wood adjacent to Ashlawn Cutting LNR in August. They were nectaring on Ragwort and other wild flowers that have appeared between the young trees. As the wood develops they will be restricted to the path edges and open spaces left, […]

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