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April 2021 Volunteering Activities

Our outdoor volunteering activities will be returning this April. Please join us to help us continue our habitat improvement work. We will be completing some simple and low-impact tasks, including wildflower seeding and installing stake-and-binder fences on sites.   We are … Continue reading

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E is for Elm

Elms are deciduous and semi-deciduous trees comprising the flowering plant genus Ulmus. The English Elm was a very common sight in the UK, especially Wales, before the 70’s. It is instantly recognisable by the leaves, which have bristly hairs on … Continue reading

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February’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

February marks the end of the winter season and gives us a hint at the activity to come, in spring. Our followers reported seeing a lot more bird activity last month, with a number of you seeing large flocks of … Continue reading

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D is for DOGWOOD

Dogwood or Cornel comes from a large family called Cornaceae. It ranges from low creeping shrubs to large trees. Some of the 60 species grow well in hedgerows and look similar to Privet. Many of us recognise it as the … Continue reading

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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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