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  • Wonderful Ivy!

    Ivy is a plant that is seriously misunderstood by many. This is made clear by the on-going ‘hacking’ of ivy stems to trees along the Valley Trail. Perhaps the ‘culprits’ cast the ivy in the same role as the rainforest…

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  • Painted Ladies in our Countryside

    Everyone will recall the intensity of last summer’s heat. Fortunately we have only had a brief repeat of that for the moment although inevitably such summers will occur more frequently with climate change. For wildlife the heat and drought conditions…

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  • A confusion of Pink Plants

    We all know that plants are important and yet we are witnessing real declines in many plant species driven by changes in land management. When species are widely distributed localised disasters such as disease, predation or habitat change have little…

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  • Winners and Losers

    It is a fact that contact with the ‘great outdoors’ is good for our health and wellbeing and at this time of year the long days and light evenings enable us to take very pleasant strolls out over the riverside.…

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  • The Joys of Spring

    This newsletter usually reflects and rejoices in what there is to see and enjoy out on Sudbury’s wonderful riverside. It may not be obvious to everyone or it may be ‘off-limits’ but it is still out there. However, this newsletter…

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  • Rooks and Orange Tips

    As spring approaches and the weather improves there is more to encourage us to get out and about on the beautiful riverside. For the observant it is an opportunity to witness the progress of spring. It may be the sight…

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  • The Beauty of Spring

    As spring approaches and the weather improves there is more to encourage us to get out and about on the beautiful riverside. For the observant it is an opportunity to witness the progress of spring. It may be the sight…

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  • Hedge laying – a Perfect Countryside Pursuit

    The winter work programme continues while there is the opportunity but an early spring will put a stop to it and any remaining work will have to be carried over to October and next winter. In the meantime ditches have…

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  • Observe Plants to see Climate Change

    For those who work out in the ‘great outdoors’ a continuing trend in seasonal change has become apparent. Whereas fifty years ago night frosts and chilly weather could be expected from September onwards nowadays the weather is generally considerably milder…

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  • Full Steam Ahead with Winter Work

    The last of the cattle departed in mid-November bringing another grazing season to a definitive close. For many who access the riverside on a daily basis it is almost inconceivable that these pastures have a grazing record stretching back to…

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