Monthly Archives: November 2014

Moss, liverworts and a carr


On the 15th of November the bryophyte group visited Wimpole; I have not been out with them for some years so it was a welcome break to meet some old friends and brush up on my mosses and liverworts… wow, … Continue reading

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Hedges, trees and rebirth


Time has a habit of slipping away through your fingers- before you know it, quite a few weeks have vanished and you have no idea where they went! This weekly blog has suffered somewhat from the same vanishing trick – … Continue reading

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A hive of activity inside the Folly


Originally posted on Wimpole Estate NT:
This week, Cliveden Conservation Conservator, Andrea Walker, talks us through the restoration work taking place inside the Folly. The Upper Mezzanine, before removing decayed floorboards The Upper Mezzanine, cleaned and joist replacement in progress…

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A busy weekend


Saturday and we had four people on the hedge laying course with Jim and Sarah helping for the day. We chose the hedge I planted some ten or so years ago which is next to Cobbs Wood Farm as it … Continue reading

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Just like the Isle of Wight


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This week, Paul Coleman, Project Manager, talks about the mortar mixing process up at the Folly. Amazing coloured sand At the Folly its just like the Isle of Wight, coloured sand of every shade…

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Bradfield Woods by Shane O’Reilly


‘There’s an open day at Bradfield Woods’ Jim had circulated in an email and so on a Sunday predicted to be a gloomy if not a rainy autumn day, we set off for deepest Suffolk. We found a small car … Continue reading

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Farming without fossil fuel


For a very long time I have wanted to work the land using as little fossil fuel as possible. Why? Modern farming only works because we have a plentiful supply of gas and oil but, what would happen if this … Continue reading

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Polecats At The Badger Sett


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
5th November, last nights videos at the badger sett !!!! Didn’t record any badgers, but there were lots of rabbits a muntjac deer, but watch the video especially the…

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Snake in the grass!


Time to plough Buttercup Meadow using Mr Anderson’s little Fergie; no one there to drive the tractor except me so what to do to take a photo? Aha! A silhouette!!!!! Another Wympole GW meeting and a few new members to boot. … Continue reading

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Oh deer, oh deer, oh deer…


A day out at Cheffins’ Vintage Auction at Sutton last Saturday- always a very interesting day to see what is up for sale and how much it goes for. I did have an eye on a few things and wondered … Continue reading

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