Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.

Winter Project

Today, Marcus, Reece and myself just scoped out what we need to do over the winter to get the reed-bed and the wildflower meadow working together around bench #4. Here is a screen-grab of the area. The red oval is … Continue reading

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Come Rain or Shine…

..the show must go on!! Well, that is what I kept thinking as Marcus and myself got thoroughly drenched on this week’s workday. But another section snipped back and kept clear for all of our users. So it was well … Continue reading

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Seek and you will find…

The wildflower plant ID app (Seek)┬áthat David from Sustrans told us about is really coming into its own. The purists might say that we are cheating and should be scouring books and ID guides, but a lot of what I … Continue reading

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Another Day at the Office

Victoria, Tom, Marcus and myself managed to cover about half a mile on the trail today. We started at the underpass and worked southwards to the Drummond Road entrance. We are just keeping bramble runners off the path and picking … Continue reading

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Thank Heavens For The Coffee

Well, that was another twenty or so minutes of my life that I will never get back as, once again, I tried and failed to put up our basecamp tarp. At one point, a passer-by enquired, “What’s it going to … Continue reading

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Loads Going On…

Loads going on… Where to start… David from Sustrans had been in touch – he recommends a new phone app called Seek which helps to recognise wildflowers and wildlife. I used it today and got a Greater Plantain ID. It … Continue reading

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Complementary Colours

It was like nature had put out the bunting to welcome Reece, Marcus and myself back to Berrybanks, a rather appealing purple and yellow theme, and the butterflies loved it too. An attractive mixture of St. John’s Wort and Tufted … Continue reading

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