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January 30, 2019

Spring and summer will be on the way soon enough (promise) and we have some great one-day adult courses to share with you.

First, imagine: peace, quiet and tranquility, hushed voices and soft, cool air; a stirring in the trees and the calling of solitary song birds in t...

December 4, 2018

What a beautiful sunny morning we had again today, if a chilly one. The journey down the Stour Valley to work at Daws Hall was only improved by the light frost, but as our office windows face north it can take a while, and a strong coffee, to warm up.

As we looked out...

October 23, 2018

Amy's theme for last week's environmental education session with our regular home educated group was, appropriately, Seasons.

Sometimes, when you've been to a place many times before, it can become too familiar and you reach a point where you sort of stop seeing it. Or...

October 17, 2018

Updated: 30th October 2018

We're very lucky here on the reserve, to be able to watch the full turn of the year as the seasons come and go. Right now, outside the office window, the wind is blowing and beech leaves are spinning their way to the ground like speeding snowf...

October 2, 2018

Updated: 24th October 2018

Here's an opportunity to get involved in a conservation project without leaving home, just by listening out for the call of the tawny owl.

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is asking you to spend a bit of time - twenty minutes a week mayb...

September 19, 2018

Another question, posed by the BBC website today, asks 'Why do we hate wasps and love bees?' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45566304.

On the face of it, it's a good question because both animals (and their hornet cousins) use sting as a powerful defence,...

February 18, 2018

We've enjoyed some suitably wintry weather lately with frosty mornings and beautifully bright, sunny days. Even so, we've been seeing signs of the coming spring for some weeks now as blooming winter and early spring bulbs overlap, trees and shrubs ready themselves to b...