Feb 04 2019

Super Campaigner News – February 2019

February is always a short month after endless January but we've got a lot to pack in. We have three big campaigns to look out for. So, in no particular order:   #ShowTheLove: This campaign, run by our friends at the climate coalition is all about making personal pledges to show...

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Feb 04 2019

Smthills Update 24th January 2019

Hello all   Another busy week here on the Estate!   Welcome to our new volunteers…   Denis Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sandra Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Charlotte Winstanley (Woodland Working Group) Adam Atkins (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sue Harding (Woodland Working Group) Clare Mottershaw (Woodland Working Group)   Task...

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Feb 03 2019

Catkins at Candlemas

Despite the cold and the rain, the Alder and Hazel catkins along the lanes are full of promise and hope: Spring is on its way! At the half way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox is Imbolc; the Celtic festival that celebrated...

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Feb 01 2019

On a Winter’s Day

All the leaves were down and the sky was grey, we went for a soils walk on a winter’s day… On the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve we joined soil specialist, Rob Parkinson, to look at what is going on below the leaves – in...

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Jan 30 2019

Deer Jump Success at Arkaig

[caption id="attachment_8628" align="alignnone" width="300"] "Oi! Those are my tatties!"[/caption]   Trail camera images have shown an innovative approach to deer management is working well at Loch Arkaig. We have built a fence to protect part of the pine wood. We would very much like deer to be able...

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Jan 28 2019

Nidd Gorge Practical group update

Our practical group at Nidd gorge have got off to a flying start this new year. Led in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council by Countryside Ranger, Sam walker, the first task of the New Year was really well attended.   With two main tasks for the day the...

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