Tag Archives: Urban Green Spaces

I Found a Hornet Nest this Morning

I found a hornet nest this morning, in an old woodpecker’s oak tree hole. Hornets are beneficial insects. The main difference between wasps and hornets is their size. Hornets are larger than wasps, which is one of the main reasons … Continue reading

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Bees are Good, but What About Wasps and Hornets?

Increasingly, people agree that bees are good for us and the environment and are indeed essential to our survival, but what about wasps and hornets, aren’t these useful too? Hornets are large wasps and, like bees, wasps pollinate plants and … Continue reading

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The Future for Ragwort Munchers

What’s the problem in letting ragwort grow unmolested in a field? Ragwort has gained a reputation, bordering on the extreme, as a killer of grazing animals. Is this reputation justified?  I think not! I’ve heard it said that ragwort will … Continue reading

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Some Poisonous, Injurious and Invasive Plants of Wilden Marsh

Wilden Marsh is in the middle of its injurious and invasive plant growing season right now, and I’m yet again attempting to control their spread. I like to encourage as wide a range of vegetation as possible on the marsh … Continue reading

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The Herd is Back in Hoo Brook Pasture

I managed to get the herd back into Hoo Brook Pasture yesterday, without having to call in the Rangers to help out, following the teenager incident on Tuesday night; it took me three days to do it though. When the … Continue reading

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Checking the Herd

I’m off to check on the marsh herd in the Falling Sands Nature Area! Would you like to come along?

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At What Cost Urban Biodiversity?

The Lagoon Field saga is moving onto the next stage in the planning process soon, so my mind is beginning to dwell on the outcome. When an urban nature reserve exists and is almost completely surrounded by high density residential … Continue reading

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