Author Archives: Nikki

CATKINS AND COPPICING

Catkins are small clusters of flowers and can be seen on some trees. My favourite of all catkins are found on the Goat Willow. Most of us know this tree as the pussy willow because its catkins look like cat’s … Continue reading

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C is for Cake!

I could not celebrate our volunteers without talking about their love of all things “cake”. As I mentioned, last week, you have to add in the mid-volunteering sweet treat (with a cuppa, of course!) to keep the momentum up. Continue reading

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B is for Brambles – Like it or Not!

Oh! Am I reminding you, my volunteer buddies, about the beast from when time began? Like it or not, the bramble has been one of the biggest challenges on our sites. You have to have a check list in your head before approaching this unruly plant: Continue reading

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Acorns to Brambles

You might be wondering, why the jump from “acorns” to “brambles”? Well, let’s first look at how the mighty oak gets off the ground, literally. There are many schools of thought about how to germinate an acorn. Some say you … Continue reading

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January’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

Our weather systems have brought plenty of rain, and hinted at a few flurries of snow, but our local birds have not been discouraged from their usual activities. You saw a good range of birds this month, along with a … Continue reading

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A is for Ash

Welcome volunteers, to my A-Z of you and all the wildlife that you have helped and are passionate about.  The Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group (MWHG) have volunteers that have worked with us for over 10 years and volunteers that want … Continue reading

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Ash and Acorns

Well, we (the volunteers) can’t do much at the moment in terms of physical work. Instead, I wanted to keep in touch with a bit of information and what we could be looking to grow in our nursery, for the … Continue reading

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New: View our Sidlesham Heritage Display (Outdoors!)

Our members have set up a Sidlesham Heritage exhibition, to share information of the important history of the local area. The display is viewable in the glass windows of the Little Orchard Nursery and will feature new content, plus the … Continue reading

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New Project Launched to Grow Trees in West Wittering

Let me tell you about our exciting new project, the West Wittering Tree Nursery project. We are going to be growing trees from seeds! West Wittering Parish Council has kindly given us permission to use a strip of land at … Continue reading

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December’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

Another mild month gave our supporters some good bird-watching opportunities. As expected, most of the reported sightings made in December were of bird species.  Perhaps the surprising submission of the month was a photo of a Buff-tailed bumblebee. Bumblebees remind us of the spring and summer months, … Continue reading

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