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Latest News

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Swallows, Martins, Swifts and other birds

    Although the Swallow (Hirundo rustica) arrives on the Sudbury riverside in early April generally the numbers remain very low at that time. It is not until May that the skies above the meadows become busy not only with swallows but also House Martins (Delichon…

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  • A May Morning

    Early morning is a great time to be out and about on the Sudbury riverside. This morning’s sharp light was showing off the landscape at its best while a breeze ruffled the river water. Here and there water birds were going about…

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  • 20th April: Orange Tip Butterflies

    As temperatures continue to soar to unseasonal highs at almost double the seasonal average, many species of butterfly can be seen on wing. It is interesting to consider where they might all be on cooler cloudy days as although many are very colourful,…

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  • 11th April: Water Vole

    Following today’s work programme there was time to check out the water voles in the hope of a sighting. The afternoon was very warm and sunny although a stiff breeze across the Sudbury Common Lands  tempered things a little and as a…

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  • Welcome to our refurbished website

    The Mackman Group has provided a fresh new look for our website which the Trustees hope you will enjoy. Current news will be posted over the coming months and years so that you can follow all that is happening on…

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