Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bits and Bobs of the Last week


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
The warmish days have produced the next butterfly to show – The Orange Tip, plenty of these about along with the Peacocks, Tortoise Shells, Commas and Brimstones. Male Orange…

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Willow Tree Blossom and Surprises


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
I woke early today well before dawn and out I went as it was misty, this is a photo well before Sunrise followed by a dramatic sunrise looking towards…

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More on Butterflies and Others


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
28th April I saw my first Speckled Wood this year, bringing the total of different ones to six so far – Brimstone, Comma, Tortoiseshell. Peacock, Orange Tip, and the Speckled…

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I hate concrete!


Could be mistaken in thinking that this is a desert … in fact it’s the Mare Furlong field on Rectory Farm. I think this field is going to be sown with oats, so within a few weeks it’ll be getting much greener. Note … Continue reading

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Take that!


Taking the Jagdterrier puppies out in the morning can be quite a chore but, on the other hand, at 7am it can be exceptionally beautiful in the morning sun and mist. I can definitely say that very few people ever … Continue reading

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Spring splendour


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Bogged down


Last chance to do any more hedge laying before the bird nesting seasons starts. Normally all hedge trimming work stops at the end of February but Natural England allow hedge layers to continue until the end of March. So, on … Continue reading

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It’s not just glass – it’s a work of art…


Originally posted on Wimpole Estate NT:
Paul Coleman, Project Manager, talks us through another dimension added to the Folly – glass and windows.  Why? Glass possesses the quality of bringing life to a building, adding atmosphere and ambience – glass is…

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How to collect bark for weaving and making twine or rope


Went on a little excursion into the Gloucesters to thin out a few small elms so that we could strip the bark off. It’s this time of year when the sap rises and the new woody layer starts to grow … Continue reading

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Reed mowing: a burning passion (ha ha!)


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