Jun 22 2018

Is a new pest coming soon to woodland near you?

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) have confirmed the presence of the zigzag elm sawfly in the UK. The telltale zigzag feeding trail was left behind by sawfly larvae on leaves collected in Surrey during autumn 2017.   The discovery   As part of local plant recording...

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Jun 21 2018

Summer colours!

Don't worry you dont need to adjust your computer settings it's not you it's us!   You may have noticed that Whittle changed colour today to our vibrant Summer palette.   We'll be changing the colour scheme to keep things fresh on the first day of each season...

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Jun 19 2018

Have you had good support?

Nominations are now open for the Volunteer Manager of the Year awards. We want to know if your manager deserves an award.   Volunteer Managers will be recognised alongside volunteers as part of the annual National Volunteer of the Year  awards event in November.   We really value your...

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Jun 17 2018

Bird’s eye view of tree top heronry

Drone footage of a large heronry could shed new light on bird populations across the country. The remarkable footage, shot at  Parrs Wood at Grappenhall Heys in Warrington, Cheshire, shows 18 nests perched precariously in the top of trees.   The coverage was shot on behalf of Brian...

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Jun 16 2018

Owl you need is…

These three young tawny owls were recently recorded in a nesting box at Lineover Wood, while the adult and juvenile were found in another box.          This is the 20th year of monitoring owl boxes by a team of volunteers in Lineover Wood.Two of the 12...

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