Category Archives: Ecology

Laburnum in Flower

The Laburnum in the Trust hedgerows is putting on it’s glorious annual floral display at the moment, as can be seen in the picture below. A Warré beehive can be seen to the left of the picture, very conveniently placed … Continue reading

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Establishing Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor

Spring is well underway, the grass is growing and the Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor is germinating in the hay meadows. It is also germinating in profusion in many of the areas that we mulched with grass and hay from Cae … Continue reading

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Sustainable Collection of Lichen for Dyeing Wool

All this wild weather has blown down a lot of branches and twigs around the Trust. It is an ill wind that blows no good they say, and on the advise of Susan Martin, we have been busy collecting any … Continue reading

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Wonderful Waxcaps!

Hygrocebe punicea (Crimson Waxcap) Hygrocebe pratensis (Meadow Waxcap) A yellow Hygrocebe spp Above are pictures of some of the wonderful Waxcap fungi we have found on the Top Field of the Trust, with identification where possible This family of mushroom … Continue reading

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