Monthly Archives: May 2013

Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: Big fish bonanza at Thrybergh Country Park

Photograph by Gary Abbot – silent, lurking predator Step gently and quietly along a canal-side or lakeside where there is shallow water and you might be in for a bit of a treat. Lurking, silent and ominous below the reflective … Continue reading

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War and Peat……. How Yorkshire’s Bogs Once Helped to Heal Heroes

Wetlands have played an important role in military history but Ian looks at their more healing harvest Go to War & Peat Yorkshire Post to read more……..

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Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: In praise of smaller veteran trees

Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: In praise of smaller veteran trees National tree expert Professor Oliver Rackham of Cambridge University gets very excited by old trees. However, he is also surprisingly enthusiastic about smaller specimens often … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: The Lion’s Teeth – the time of the Dandelion

Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: The Lion’s Teeth – the time of the Dandelion Across great swathes of grasslands and especially along roadsides the humble dandelion is, for a short time, taking top billing. This may … Continue reading

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Invasive & Introduced Plants & Animals Book Launch Special Offer – Get 20% Discount by Ordering Your Copy Now

To Get Your 20% Discount Use the Code IIPA20 at http://www.routledge.com/sustainability until 20th June 2013 Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management Edited by Ian D. Rotherham and Robert A. Lambert ‘…a truly momentous, provocative … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: Holly Blues springing into summer

Only one ‘Blue’ Butterfly is generally abundant in our region, and that is the aptly named ‘Common Blue’. The larvae feed on plants such as Bird’s-foot Trefoil and other members of the pea family, in open flowery grasslands. I still … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: Feeling scrofulous? It is Ramson time – the season for Wild Garlic

According to Richard Mabey, Ramsons or even Ransoms, has many colloquial names such as Stink Bombs, Stinking Nanny, Stinking Onions, and Londoner’s Lilies. Mrs Grieve describes Wild Garlic, Allium ursinum, or Ramsons, as the ‘Broad-leaved Garlic’ and dismisses it for … Continue reading

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