Tag Archives: conservation

Feeling summer is over

Marcus and myself made it this week. We topped up the bird-feeders and then headed south just snipping back any bramble growing across the path, and picking up any litter. We got to the Potsford Dam bridge so a lot … Continue reading

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Two workdays rolled into one

A lady walked past today and suggested that we had been working all night, because we were here yesterday as well, and she had seen us. I found myself agreeing and saying “I wish”. The greenway is such a nice … Continue reading

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Back on the hedgehog trail

Lovely day on the greenway today. We had Debbie from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust helping us to do some hedgehog monitoring. Food is placed in the middle and non-toxic ink either side of the food. The nocturnal hedgehogs are regognised by … Continue reading

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First Marbled White Butterfly Spotted

It is probably not something to shake the world, but to me it is a great find. I spotted a marbled white butterfly for the first time on the greenway. Lovely to see something new. Four of us today, Linda, … Continue reading

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Nicely dodged the thunderstorms

Our workday was nicely wedged between two thunderstorms, and you could feel the heavy air as we worked, boy was it humid. Four wildlife warriors made it today. Mick W, Arron, Mick D and myself. Our first job was to … Continue reading

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Spiced It Up!

Aaron, Marcus and myself decided to change tack with the squirrels today. Rather than trying to stop them, we thought it might be worth making the food spicy. Squirrels really don’t like spicy or peppery flavours, whilst birds don’t even … Continue reading

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Squirrels 2-0 Harty

I felt like a man with a plan today – how wrong I was.. I made what I thought would be effective baffles to keep the squirrels off our feeders. I was so pleased with the outcome. So thinking that … Continue reading

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