Red Kites Over Wenvoe

Red Kites spotted flying over the Parish A number of residents have spotted Red Kites flying over the Parish recently which is great news. Once upon a time they were quite common and Shakespeare referred to London as a ‘city of kites and crows’. They were the street cleaners of the time and even had a degree of protection However […]

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Wildlife Photos In The Parish

NATURE NOTES Wildlife Photos In The Parish Those who follow us on Facebook will have seen the large numbers of photos of wildlife taken in the parish. Many are coming from gardens, others from the countryside, as more adults and families are walking the footpaths around the village. Species sent in include moths such as the Cabbage, the Silver Ground […]

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May Was An Awkward Time

THE VILLAGE GARDENER Environment Team tips. Put hanging baskets out on display. Pinch outside shoots on tomatoes. Try to mow the lawn weekly. Finish planting out summer bedding. Keep feeding the birds. Mr Crump’s top tips Plant some runner bean seeds for a later crop. Do not forget the lawn edging. Hoe weeds every dry day if possible. Clean your […]

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Enjoy The Outdoors And Stay Safe

Enjoy The Outdoors And Stay Safe It has been great to see so many people out visiting the orchards and other wildlife sites. Please remember that the sites have largely been created by and are managed by the Wildlife Group in the village. All members are volunteers and we receive no official funding. All sites are there only because the […]

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Wild Life – Consider Making Them Welcome

Wild Life – Consider Making Them Welcome In response to the Nature News piece in the April magazine, I recall that the only time I have seen a fox in the village was many years ago at night time, running down the road outside my house, no doubt hoping for some easy pickings from rubbish bags. Quite often there is […]

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Stoats near Burdons Hill

Stoats near Burdons Hill Several people have spotted a pair of Stoats near Burdons Hill. Usually quite unobtrusive this pair were either amorous, antagonistic or play-fighting resulting in a fair bit of noise and rustling in the hedgerow. Stoats are bigger than Weasels, are chestnut brown above and white underneath with a clear demarcation line. If you manage to see […]

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May Gardening Programme

May Gardening Programme Environment team tips for May Check for nesting birds before clipping hedgerows. Divide up clumps of daffs. Water early morning or late in the day to get most out of your water. Mow lawns weekly. Earth up potatoes. Tom Greatrex tips, for gardeners. You can’t survive by planting flowers. Grow veg. Weed every day. Don’t let your […]

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