Sep 25 2018

An Island Adventure

On the 14th of September, three hardy tree verifiers headed to Inchmahome Island on the Lake of Menteith, near Stirling, to record the spectacular ancient trees.  David Alderman of the Tree Register of the British Isles has written a very enjoyable piece about their trip:   The...

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Sep 24 2018

It’s been a bad year for Ticks….

    Earlier in the year we published a bulletin of the dangers of Ticks and Lyme disease, which unfortunately is becoming more prevalent in the UK. Ticks are most active between May & June and again between August and November. Since the our last article two members of Woodland Trust...

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Sep 24 2018

Diptera surveys at Smithills

Every morning offers something different at the Smithills Estate. If you are wondering what Phil is doing in these pictures he is surveying diptera (flies). He's been studying Smithills diptera for years. Over the next months and years we'll be looking at species on the fire-damaged...

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Sep 21 2018

What’s in the Box?

The hazel dormouse is one of those woodland animals that, just by its presence in the woods, gives us an indication of where the healthy habitats are. As a tree dwelling species, dormice need unbroken woodland cover to move around; foraging and finding a mate....

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