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Latest News

  • Time to reflect on Buttercups by RB

      One of the many gifts the Common Lands offer up to the people of Sudbury is the explosion of buttercups that appear each spring.   Among the daises, clover and dandelions, they are already showing well and over the…

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  • The New Grazing Season

    We all know that the history of grazing on the Sudbury Common Lands stretches back into the mists of time. There are many references to it from the late twelfth century onwards, but it is only the more recent past…

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  • Calling all outdoor types as Volunteers plus Grazing Celebration by RB

    Calling volunteers – are you up for helping maintain our magnificent meadows? People flock to Sudbury’s Common Lands to enjoy the wide-open green spaces and natural beauty, but there is a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes…

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  • The Noble Mute Swan

    At this time of year swans are holding territories and nest building. There is no doubt that swans are an emotive subject in Sudbury. Rather like the familiar household spread, you either love them or hate them, although the reasons…

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  • The Changing Approach to River Management by RB

    The names may have sounded unassuming but storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklyn caused their fair share of upheaval as they blew through Sudbury in mid-February. The damage caused by the high winds has been clear to see on the common…

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  • More Blackcap News

    Last month’s news from RB was about blackcaps wintering in the UK. As I had already prepared my March newsletter on the same topic, I think it still worthwhile ‘putting it out there’ as the research continues to unearth fascinating…

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  • Northern Nightingales by RB

    It was one of my most memorable local wildlife encounters of the winter so far. I had just left the Valley Trail and was walking up Quay Lane when I heard a bird singing. It was still and the sky…

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  • Deer under our noses

    Although the days are now lengthening, we are still in the grip of winter. An old East Anglian saying goes ‘as the days grow longer, the cold grows stronger’ – at least that was what used to be quoted in…

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  • Murmurations at Melford by RB

    Normally, there is not much to see at 4pm on a South Suffolk Sunday in early January but last weekend was an exception. In the dusk sky over the road running past Melford Hall in Long Melford a wonderful wildlife…

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  • A Wild Riverside on our Doorstep

    Last month’s news referred to the fact that the ‘retired’ Ranger was still undertaking some work out on the riverside. The interesting point is that it puts ‘him’ right back in touch with the wildlife out there instead of just…

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