Dec 08 2020

Rhododendron zapping trial in South East

Thanks to Jim Smith-Wright, South East Outreach adviser, for writing this wonderful article.   Rhododendron is a massive problem in the South East, invading many of our most precious ancient woodlands and other habitats and denuding them of most of their value for wildlife. Controlling or removing...

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Oct 13 2020

Are you bonkers about botany?

If there is one good thing that comes out of this year’s pandemic, it is the realisation to many that our natural world can provide tranquility and solace at times of uncertainty.  Volunteer Linda Pitkin tells us about her love of botany:   [caption id="attachment_18822" align="alignright" width="199"]...

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Sep 23 2020

Warren Farm – Nature Therapy

Written by John Triggs, Woodland Working Group Leader at Warren Farm   We live in a world of hyperbole. On Instagram, every image is ‘breathtaking’; on Facebook every new experience, ‘awesome’. My friends, it seems, never stop seeing the earth from another amazing corner. Some have what...

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Aug 11 2020

Insects galore on our Kent estate

We wanted to share some excellent photos of insects that some of our fabulous wildlife monitor volunteers have shared with us over the past month. These are all taken in our Kent woods. Clouded Yellows mating at Hucking Estate, near [caption id="attachment_18008" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Clouded Yellows mating...

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Jul 06 2020

Saving Warner’s King

Thank you to our Hucking Orchard volunteers, Allen Goodwin and Raymond Kenward, for submitting this article for Whittle.    The Orchardist constantly frets.  If it's not Silverleaf on the Victoria Plums then it's canker in the Worcester Pearmain, and if by luck it's neither of these then...

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