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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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    Sudbury Common Lands Charity
  • 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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    Sudbury Common Lands Charity
  • 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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    Sudbury Common Lands Charity
  • Indian Summer

    The weather is always a favourite topic and this year there has been plenty to talk about. The long sunny spring with incredibly low rainfall led into a dull summer and although amounts of rainfall were not excessive it seemed…

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    Sudbury Common Lands Charity
  • Birds, Butterflies and the Mint Moth

    Every year summer’s presence seems so fleeting and although every season has so much to offer, the warmth of summer is a distinct bonus. Yet the swifts have already left our skies for the heat of Africa and it will…

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    Sudbury Common Lands Charity
  • Barn Owls

    For a number of years the Sudbury Common Lands Charity has had two owl boxes set up in quiet locations. These boxes have been used every year as nest sites by either Tawny owls (Strix aluco), the birds that make the…

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  • A July Walk

    Every year, early in July, a number of the Freemen of Sudbury meet to conduct their business. The Freemen are those who have rights in common on the Sudbury Common Lands. Even though they no longer exercise their grazing rights, a…

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  • Meadow Barley and Orchids

    Although there is a fine drizzle this morning it will do nothing to alleviate the extraordinary three month drought that we have experienced. The soil is extremely dry and plant growth is very limited. As one walks across the Sudbury…

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    Sudbury Common Lands Charity
  • Plants, cattle and kingfishers

    The sun continues to shine and even when dark and threatening clouds appear they provide no more than the lightest shower. After almost three months of similar weather there are clear signs of  the effects of the lack of rainfall on the…

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    Sudbury Common Lands Charity
  • Riverside Projects Team

    The charity’s Riverside Projects Team members meet to carry out conservation and amenity work on Sudbury’s incomparable riverside. Yesterday (Tuesday 10th May) was one such day. Work commenced on improving access from the Valley Trail to Friars Meadow adjacent to…

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