Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Dumb tree speaks……..

The attached clips are from fieldwork done with Paul Ardron and my Swedish colleague Rikard Andersson on ageing ancient trees in and around the Peak District. The coring to count the annual rings is undertaken carefully to avoid damage to … Continue reading

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All aboard for the Hairstreak Express to High Huntingdon Elm

The Hairstreak Express Wow, what a day and what an event. And yes, I got to see a White-letter Hairstreak Butterfly! It was very small, very high up in the tree canopy, and a bit far away and fleeting – … Continue reading

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Sheffield Street Trees – still controversial and expert advice still ignored!!

There are good engineering solutions to the disruption of footpaths and roads….it is simply that Amey are not using them!! Technotronic just sent in a really pertinent comment, so I repeat the information verbatim: Letter to THE STAR The letter … Continue reading

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Listen out for the Ecclesall Woods Song Thrush

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) singing in tree from wikimedia: Clip from Ecclesall Woods, Sheffield: Sent in to me by local resident Annemarie Jervis – just back from Western Australia and a bit rusty on Sheffield songbirds! And try this one … Continue reading

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Help celebrate and save the Nether Edge Elm tree

A campaign to save a rare tree and its colony of threatened, rare butterflies is inviting you to join them and to celebrate this remarkable urban wildlife saga. In the Sheffield suburb of Nether Edge, the rare 100-year old Chelsea … Continue reading

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Hedgehogs thriving in Chelsmford, Essex

Watch the urban jungle…….. Video cam recording from Peter Steward

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More good news on Foxy, Foxy…………!!

Wow – Simon Mintoft’s fox cubs are now out and about – not bad for a suburban garden! Just look carefully!  

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