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  • Non-native Wildlife Makes a Home in Sudbury by RB

    Our riverside teems with species that originate overseas. It should have been a heart-warming encounter.  Walking down Quay Lane I stopped to watch a grey squirrel as it scampered along the telephone wires overhead, using its feathery tail to balance…

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  • Spring is on the Way

    This year winter has lived up to expectations and has been more reminiscent of winters of this writer’s youth. It has been wet, windy, chilly and, so far, we have seen snow in December and January even if it did…

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  • Sudbury’s Special Relationship with its Swans by RB

    It is a sound that stops me in my tracks every time I hear it – the unmistakeable throbbing hum that emanates from the giant wings of mute swans as they fly over Sudbury. It is a signal to look…

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  • Traveller’s Joy – a sight to enjoy in January

    During the summer months our hedgerows are full of growth, flowers, and green fruits. So much so that it can sometimes be a little difficult to distinguish all the species that are present in an old well-established hedge. In the…

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  • No Robin…but a Glorious Wildlife Display on a Winter’s Day by RB

    I should have known that this being 2020 that things would not go to plan; that my seemingly simple search for a robin would not be straightforward. What I had in mind was a seasonal article about our beloved redbreast…

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  • The Beauty of the Riverside is no mere Accident

    This month the trustees of the Sudbury Municipal Charities are celebrating the 352nd Christmas Day Gifts distribution. Unfortunately, as a result of the pandemic, the elderly gentlemen of Sudbury will not be meeting to receive their clothing vouchers as is…

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  • Enraptured by Raptors: Beauty and menace in the skies above Sudbury by RB

    During the summer I stepped out of my house in central Sudbury and immediately felt like I was at the seaside. This false impression had been caused by the panicked squawking of a pack of gulls overhead. The reason for…

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  • Our Feathered Visitors

    The Sudbury riverside placed, as it is, adjacent to the old market town, is eminently accessible to a large number of people on foot. It also attracts considerable numbers of visitors from elsewhere in Suffolk, North Essex and further afield.…

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  • Deer and more Deer by RB

    Muntjacs are now frequently seen in and around the Common Lands but their population growth brings its challenges writes Ross Bentley. I’m not sure who was most startled. Walking along Sudbury’s Valley Trail footpath recently, I was stopped in my…

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  • End of season cattle round-up

    October sees the grazing season drawing to a close and by the end of the month the process of removing the final cattle to their winter farmstead quarters will be underway. The grass has been well eaten-off through the summer…

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