Feb 24 2020

Frogspawn February

Frogspawn in Fingle woods is another signal that winter is drawing to an end. But, is it early and what will happen when, or if, there is a cold snap? Data from Nature’s Calendar (a citizen science project run by the Woodland Trust and the UK...

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Feb 24 2020

World’s largest living organism

Is the largest living organism on Earth a tree? [caption id="attachment_16035" align="aligncenter" width="253"] Quaking aspen, Logan Fisher, Pexels[/caption] It might be!   In the Fishlake National Park, Utah, USA, there is a forest of approximately 47,000 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). These trees are not, however, separate organisms; they are...

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Feb 21 2020

Winter Winching at Wooston

January is normally a quite month for most people.  Post-Christmas, the short days and inclement weather tend to mean hunkering down until spring has truly sprung, which usually doesn’t happen until well into March, especially on Dartmoor!  However, if you are a National Trust Volunteer...

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