Corvid-19….This Is Serious.

Corvid-19….This Is Serious.

Just done a countrywide internet trawl to find up to 20 birders still reporting on a website, at up to the same number of locations not including garden birds. Words fail me, but – unusual for me – to keep it polite….Shameful.Thank goodness the weather came good just at the right time, wall to wall […]

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Urban Tree Challenge Fund application form round 2

Documents Urban Tree Challenge Fund application form PDF, 332KB, 10 pages Urban Tree Challenge Fund application annex MS Excel Spreadsheet, 75.3KB Details You must not undertake any work detailed in your application form until you have a signed agreement with the Forestry Commission in place. You must complete the Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) application […]

What our animals are doing this month… April 2020

We will have hopefully seen activity from our common frogs and our common toads by this point, but by April we can look forward to seeing more of our newts.  Palmate newts can often be seen in March / April with the highest activity levels from late afternoon to midnight.  Their active state in a […]

Not quite straw clutching….yet

Not quite straw clutching….yet

Obviously the current restrictions have an impact on obervation opportunities. Not a hardship compared to the real problems many face. Still, every effort will be made to continue this blog albeit at a much reduced level. Ocean Edge foreshore early morning (actual caravan site avoided)Wheatear 3Meadow Pipit 14 north Heysham Skeer late afternoon No sign of […]

Coronavirus – Guidance on access to green spaces

Coronavirus – Guidance on access to green spaces

People walking through green space. The government’s priority is to save lives and the best way to protect yourself and others from illness is to stay at home. However, exercise is still important for people’s physical and mental wellbeing, so the government has said people can leave their homes for exercise once a day. Please […]

Croaking Science: Mud-packing frogs: new approaches to protecting eggs

The amphibian family Nyctibatrachidae forms one of the three oldest frog families and these species are found only in India and Sri-Lanka. Within the genus Nyctibatrachus there are currently 36 species, many of which have unique reproductive behaviours (see Croaking Science May 2019: https://www.froglife.org/2019/04/). Three closely related species within the genus occupy similar habitats on […]

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eAlert: 27 March 2020 – COVID-19 update

Documents eAlert: 27 March 2020 – COVID-19 update https://mailchi.mp/forestry/ealert-grants-and-regulations-forestry-commission-1230997 Details Contents Working arrangements in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated information on business as usual site visits What work are we focusing on during this initial period? Defra statement on Forestry key workers Published 27 March 2020 Source link

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Bovine TB: controlling the risk of bovine TB from badgers

Contents Licences and authorisations Badger control methods Costs of badger control Badger vaccination Monitoring and evaluation Chief Veterinary Officer’s advice Defra advice to Natural England Government policy Consultations This collection brings together information on what Defra is doing to control the risk of bovine TB from badgers, as part of our wider measures to control […]

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Bovine TB: summary of badger control monitoring during 2019

Applies to: England Documents The outcome of supplementary badger control 2019 HTML Summary of 2019 badger control operations HTML Annex A1: updating minimum and maximum numbers during 2019 badger control operations HTML Annex A2: data from the 2019 badger control operations HTML Annex B: summary of 2019 badger control compliance monitoring HTML Summary of badger […]

Future of UK Treescapes Programme ambassador

Home Research Funded research Research programmes Future of UK Treescapes News Future of UK Treescapes Programme ambassador Applications are invited for the role of programme ambassador on the new “Future of UK Treescapes Programme”. This interdisciplinary programme is led by NERC and jointly funded with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic […]

Smaller fields and diversified crops can help spontaneous plants to make a comeback, even in the middle of fields - British Ecological Society

Smaller fields and diversified crops can help spontaneous plants to make a comeback, even in the middle of fields – British Ecological Society

09 March 2020 By BES Press Office INRAE press release. Scientists from INRAE and the CNRS, working with colleagues from Germany, Spain, the UK and Canada, find that increasing field border lengths could be a highly effective measure to complement agri-environmental schemes, maintaining and restoring plant diversity right to the centre of fields. The research […]

LBO

LBO

As many of us try and adapt to spring birding through glass or in a limited radius, I thought I’d carry on the blog with a few garden sightings posts. Weekends might have a few updates from nearby Longton Marsh. It’s been interesting watching people get excited about common stuff new to their house lists, […]

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England Coast Path: Isle of Wight

Contents Map of the stretch Wootton Bridge to the Medina Find out more about the England Coast Path Map of the stretch Natural England has begun to investigate how to improve coastal access along a 101km stretch of the Isle of Wight coast. Officers from Isle of Wight Council are providing Natural England with expert […]

Press Release
HS2 to start digging up ancient woodland from AprilHS2 Ltd has confirmed to the Woodland Trust it will begin the futile act of attempting to move the soil from five ancient woodlands during April.Dee Smith  •  26 Mar 2020

Press Release HS2 to start digging up ancient woodland from AprilHS2 Ltd has confirmed to the Woodland Trust it will begin the futile act of attempting to move the soil from five ancient woodlands during April.Dee Smith  •  26 Mar 2020

Notes to editors For media enquiries only please contact 01476 581121 or deesmith@woodlandtrust.org.uk.  Interviews can be arranged via phone or Skype but not on site. The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK. It has over 500,000 supporters. It wants to see a UK rich in native woods and trees for […]

Change of strategy

As from now, it will be this blogs strategy to only post records of passing migrants. This is so that readers will not be tempted to leave the relative safety of their homes to locate reported sightings.  But records of movement  will allow those watching from home or out on their daily exercise to anticipate […]

Coot

Coot

My alarm went off at 3 o’clock this morning as I had to drive to Berwick to complete the last wintering bird survey I had to do up there. Driving there and back I had plenty of time to think about the picture I was going to post today, and I had a few ideas […]

Axle Wood

Axle Wood, Crowborough, East Sussex | Woodlands.co.uk

Description Axle Wood is a mainly conifer woodland – mostly Corsican pine with some Scots pine. There are a wide variety of broadleaf species found along the east and north boundaries and within the wood. These include oak, birch, willow, hazel and chestnut. The Corsican pine was planted approx. 40 years ago, the Scots pine […]

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Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer contacts

Applies to: England Documents Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer contacts HTML Details Contact the Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer (CSFO) for a priority area to discuss: training and advice to reduce water and air pollution from agriculture support for applications for Countryside Stewardship capital grants to improve water and air quality See Catchment Sensitive Farming for more […]

Weekly chat

Hi all, fancy a chat? Let us know what wildlife, flowers, or fungi you’ve seen this past week. What have you been up to to help the environment lately – anything new? Seen any good on topic shows or research? 🙂 View Reddit by AutoModerator – View Source

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Northern North Sea marine area site packages

Applies to: England Documents Marine conservation advice: package status interactive map https://defra.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e2bb368f17f1475dbcb3624b33cde076 Details Use the interactive map attached to this page to find out the status of each marine advice package. Packages marked ‘awaiting update’ on the map have not been updated on the Designated Sites System but advice may still exist. These sites are […]

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Western Channel and Celtic Sea marine area site packages

Applies to: England Documents Marine conservation advice: package status interactive map https://defra.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e2bb368f17f1475dbcb3624b33cde076 Details Use the interactive map attached to this page to find out the status of each marine advice package. Packages marked ‘awaiting update’ on the map have not been updated on the Designated Sites System but advice may still exist. These sites are […]

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Eastern Channel marine area site packages

Applies to: England Documents Marine conservation advice: package status interactive map https://defra.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e2bb368f17f1475dbcb3624b33cde076 Details Use the interactive map attached to this page to find out the status of each marine advice package. Packages marked ‘awaiting update’ on the map have not been updated on the Designated Sites System but advice may still exist. These sites are […]

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Marine Protected Areas: conservation advice packages

Contents Irish Sea Western Channel and Celtic Sea Eastern Channel Southern North Sea Northern North Sea Supporting information Advice packages are listed by marine area. Use the interactive map attached to each marine area page to find out the status and details of the marine advice package you’re interested in. The packages include: site information […]

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Southern North Sea marine area site packages

Applies to: England Documents Marine conservation advice: package status interactive map https://defra.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e2bb368f17f1475dbcb3624b33cde076 Details Use the interactive map attached to this page to find out the status of each marine advice package. Packages marked ‘awaiting update’ on the map have not been updated on the Designated Sites System but advice may still exist. These sites are […]

Rb Fotoman’s special plumage close-up photos

Rb Fotoman’s special plumage close-up photos

and they are portraying close-up plumage and other features of our feathered friends Photo: kindly shared to us by Rb Fotoman Barn Owl Photo: kindly shared to us by Rb Fotoman  Female Bullfinch Photo: kindly shared to us by Rb Fotoman Male Bullfinch Photo: kindly shared to us by Rb Fotoman Nuthatch Photo: kindly shared […]

An update for our supporters

An update for our supporters

Please be aware that all our offices, including Manor Yard at Lulworth, are now closed due to government advice re Coronavirus Covid-19. Many staff are working remotely where possible and should be able to respond on email, please bear with us as we adapt to working in new ways. You can still contact us through […]

The Not So Humble Chaffinch

The Not So Humble Chaffinch

I like Chaffinches, I always have. For many years, I along with other fellow ringers in Fylde Ringing Group have studied them every winter through ringing, and built up a database of movements of Chaffinches that winter in Lancashire and breed in Scandinavia. We’ve looked at wing length as a way of separating Scandinavian birds […]

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Ribble Rivers Trust Ribble Rivers Trust current works position Ribble Rivers Trust has taken a huge number of actions in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic.  This includes effectively shutting our office, having all staff working from home, implementingContinue readingRibble Rivers Trust current works position The post Ribble Rivers Trust current works position appeared first […]

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Export Plant Health phytosanitary certificate application form

Documents Apply for phytosanitary certification services PDF, 148KB, 2 pages Details How to apply If you are unable to use the online electronic application for phytosanitary certification (EAPC) service, please send your paper application to the Forestry Commission at plant.health@forestrycommission.gov.uk. The following guidance applies regardless of the application that you use. You will need to […]

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Get access to the electronic application for phytosanitary certification (EAPC) service

Documents Apply for access to the Electronic Application for Phytosanitary Certification (EAPC) service ODT, 95.1KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details What is Electronic Application for Phytosanitary Certification (EAPC)? Electronic Application for Phytosanitary Certification (EAPC) allows the user to apply online for phytosanitary certificates for the export of controlled wood, wood products and […]

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How to apply for an export plant health phytosanitary certificate

Contents Overview How to apply Overview You may need a phytosanitary certificate if you export the following goods to certain countries outside of the European Union (EU): any tree, wood, bark, soil or forest tree seed non-manufactured wood products in the form of packaging cases, boxes, crates, drums or pallets used forestry machinery Phytosanitary certificates […]

Fact file: Horse Chestnuts | Ribble Rivers Trust

Fact file: Horse Chestnuts | Ribble Rivers Trust

Ribble Rivers Trust Fact file: Horse Chestnuts Horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) are actually a non-native species, introduced in the 16th century from Turkey, and planted widely in parks, streets, and gardens. This is why you rarely findContinue readingFact file: Horse Chestnuts The post Fact file: Horse Chestnuts appeared first on Ribble Rivers Trust. Source link

23 Mar 2020 To our supporters – a message from our Chief Operating Officer I want to say thank you for your continued support and I’m sorry that we’ve had to close our wetland centres to visitors for the time being. …

Dear supporter I want to say thank you for your continued support and I’m sorry that we’ve had to close our wetland centres to visitors for the time being. We desperately wanted to stay open as a sanctuary of calm, but we could no longer keep them open safely, the health of our staff, volunteers […]

Elusive Shag

Elusive Shag

There was not a lot happening this morning. An early check of Ocean Edge located just one male Wheatear and only 10 Meadow Pipit north. Later, towards high water, there were no Brent geese on Red Nab, and no reports yet of any earlier birds from the north side. I (MD) walked out onto Heysham […]

Brimstone (mating pair) - Rob Blanken

Coronavirus update

While this is an uncertain and anxious time for everyone, I want to update you on how the Coronavirus Covid-19 is likely to affect our work and assure you that we are adapting and rising to the challenge of continuing our fight for nature. At Butterfly Conservation we are taking the health and safety of […]