Monthly Archives: January 2021

FEBRUARY’S ACTIVE8 MAGAZINE:

FEBRUARY’S ACTIVE8 MAGAZINE: The publisher has taken the difficult decision to publish this month’s magazine as an online only version. Whilst they want to offer continuity for their advertisers and the communities their publication serves, they also feel a responsibility … Continue reading

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A very sad announcement – the passing of Professor Melvyn Jones

A very sad announcement – the passing of Professor Melvyn Jones It is with deep sadness that I have to announce that a very dear friend and indeed a mentor, Professor Melvyn (Mel) Jones passed away very suddenly on Thursday … Continue reading

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COVID lockdown, National Parks, greenspaces, and public access

As if to make the point – this clearly recent, illegal gathering of quite a few people – was in a woodland nature reserve just south of Sheffield and there was fire but they brought their own logs. Several piles … Continue reading

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Parakeets back on their nesting site at Graves Park

Parakeets back on their nesting site at Graves Park Calling loudly and getting a lot of attention from passers-by – the pictures were taken in near darkness!

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Goldfinches feeding on Lilac seed

This is something I haven’t seen before – and didn’t realise that Lilac (Syringa) was such a prolific seed producer or that birds liked them. A flock of around 40 goldfinches settled on top of the shrub but with a … Continue reading

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Just hanging around

Just hanging around – but not quite The Stranglers 1977! However, what else can you do during Lockdown? This rook has the answer – as sent in by Simon Doncaster This bird was clearly having fun and worked out how … Continue reading

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Re-peated……

Re-peated: https://elc-insight.org/

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National Squirrel Appreciation Day……

I thought readers would appreciate this one! Originally a creation by Christy Hargrove, National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21 is a day to learn about and celebrate the world’s cutest rodents. Here’s the thing about squirrels: some people hate … Continue reading

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Let it snow, let it snow………

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Peat bogs, climate and restoration

Peat bogs, climate and restoration https://theconversation.com/peat-bogs-restoring-them-could-slow-climate-change-and-revive-a-forgotten-world-139182 Peatlands: Ecology, Conservation & Heritage – Ian Rotherham (softback) (ukeconet.org)

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