Monthly Archives: October 2020

A Wooded Landscape Delivering the Benefits but Due for the Chop!!

A wooded landscape delivering the benefits but due for the chop?! I imagine that if I said there was an area of urban-fringe countryside which delivered the following, you would expect its future to be safe, secure, and even celebrated: … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Floods one year on

South Yorkshire Floods one year on – in case we forget I have linked the first feature on this below but there will be more posted soon from Fishlake and the lower Don catchment. This is from the upper catchment … Continue reading

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Notes from a Wildlife Garden – Magnificent Mandarins

Notes from a Wildlife Garden – Magnificent Mandarins

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Giant slime-mould appears in Graves Park, Sheffield

This is Brefeldia maxima and is our biggest and ‘best’ slime mould. You can see the ‘bare’ zone where this motile mould has moved over the bark and the colony as one single giant cell has slithered onwards. According to … Continue reading

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Whitwell Wood Forestry Commission fiasco goes on unabated….

Whitwell Wood Forestry Commission fiasco goes on unabated…. It seems that each time I visit this wonderful and iconic woodland, the damage to its unrecognised and unrecorded heritage and archaeology goes on. This destruction really should be the most embarrassing … Continue reading

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Another tree disaster in the offing and this time in Leeds

Another tree disaster in the offing and this time in Leeds The sheer attrition against nature, and especially against trees and woodlands goes on despite bland assurances from politicians and even government agencies. Furthermore, when it comes to the big … Continue reading

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Lies and damned lies – HS2 moving ancient woodlands

Lies and damned lies – HS2 moving ancient woodlands I was present at a national conference a few years ago at which the head of landscape for HS2 glibly claimed that their project could ‘move ancient woods to new locations … Continue reading

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Sheffield Street Trees – message from Deepa Shetty

Sheffield Street Trees – message from Deepa Shetty Dear supporters As you know, Alan Robshaw passed away, very sadly, in May 2020. A huge loss to the SORT campaign & to the Street Tree Campaign in Sheffield, full stop. What … Continue reading

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Notes from a Wildlife Garden October 2020

Notes from a Wildlife Garden October 2020

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