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  • The song of the skylarks again

    Well, it is really quite shocking to realise that half the year has already gone. The weather has been pretty shocking too which has reduced the number of visitors to the riverside quite dramatically. Perhaps as a consolation it has…

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  • Unseasonal Flooding and Nature’s Magic

    Given time everything will happen at least once. Hopefully, however, the unprecedented flooding on the Sudbury Common Lands during the first week of May will not be repeated. That is the time when the cattle should have been coming out…

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  • Water, water everywhere

    The effects of dry conditions during the spring of 2011 were all to clear to see with stressed arable crops and a lack of grass for livestock. This was certainly the case on the Sudbury riverside. Until April it looked…

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  • Birds on the Riverside and the Diamond Jubilee

    What a very fine time of year it is for those working in the countryside and, in particular, in conservation. Following the long months of winter and with the encouragement of soft April days, life is now rapidly reasserting itself…

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  • Cutting trees down? Not us!

    With spring already on the horizon it is worth noting how incredibly fine and dry the winter has been. A real taste of winter seemed to be confined to a period of just three weeks with very low temperatures and…

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  • Hedge laying by volunteers – we love it!

    Members of the charity’s Riverside Projects Team meet once or twice a month on a Tuesday for a day’s fresh air and practical work out on the Sudbury Riverside or at Cornard Country Park. Last month the team laid a hedge…

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  • Slubbing Out!

    Some reasonable weather over the Christmas period gave people plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the riverside. With the march of the ever changing seasons there is always something to see for those who wish for something more…

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  • The riverside for quiet enjoyment

    Where did did the year go? So much done and yet always more to do as the cycle of seasons inexorably comes round full circle. Very soon another year will begin and the on-going winter management tasks will continue with hedge laying,…

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  • Cattle depart and winter work starts

    It has proved to be a memorable autumn in terms of warmth, fine weather and low rainfall. The effects of the weather were most noticeable where cattle numbers were not reduced during the grazing season and there is no doubt…

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  • Wasp Spiders and other mini-beasts

    With the arrival of October the distinctive odours of autumn should be in the air but apart from misty mornings the first few days of the month were a throwback to the summer temperatures that we should have had during…

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