Natural Resources Wales / More sea defence works at Fairbourne

Natural Resources Wales / More sea defence works at Fairbourne

More work starts next week (13 July 2020) to help protect sea defences for a coastal village in North Wales. Contractors for Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will move 20,000 tonnes of shingle on Fairbourne beach to fill in an eroded area in front of the village. The shingle bank is the initial breakwater from the […]

We’re Back!

After a turbulent few months, Froglife staff are now back to work bright and refreshed ready to get on with what we do best: conserving our reptiles and amphibians! To keep up to date with what we have and will be doing, visit our social media pages and our events page. Thank you to all […]

Work begins on UK system for estimating COVID-19 cases from wastewater

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Work begins on UK system for estimating COVID-19 cases from wastewater 6 July 2020 Scientists will develop a standardised UK-wide system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, in order to provide an early warning of future outbreaks and reduce reliance on costly testing of large populations. The majority […]

Opportunity to join the Science Committee

Home About Us Organisation Boards & committees Science Committee Membership vacancies UKRI-NERC invites applications from across the NERC science remit to join its Science Committee. Science Committee members should have a broad strategic perspective and expertise to support the development and delivery of the UKRI-NERC strategic priorities, investments and policies. Science Committee is the key […]

Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

Appeal a management notice for work on an SSSI

Documents SSSI – appeal a management notice form PDF, 710KB, 6 pages Privacy notice – SSSI appeals HTML Details Covid-19 update Whilst offices are closed, send your form or letter by email only: protected.areas@defra.gov.uk. Use this form or write a letter to Defra (including the information requested in the form) to appeal a management notice […]

Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

Appeal refusal of consent for work on an SSSI

Documents SSSI – appeal refusal of consent form PDF, 868KB, 6 pages Privacy notice – SSSI appeals https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/appeal-a-management-notice-for-work-on-an-sssi/privacy-notice-sssi-appeals Details Covid-19 update Whilst offices are closed, send your form or letter by email only: protected.areas@defra.gov.uk. Use this appeal form or write a letter to Defra (including the information requested in the form), if you disagree with […]

Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

England Coast Path from Cremyll to Kingswear: comment on proposals

Applies to: England Documents Cremyll to Kingswear overview PDF, 15.4MB, 66 pages Cremyll to Kingswear index map PDF, 545KB, 1 page This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a […]

Government announces £40 million green jobs challenge fund

Government announces £40 million green jobs challenge fund

  Open countryside. Credit: Natural England Plans to create thousands of new jobs to kick-start the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic were unveiled by the government today. The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund will bring forward funding to help charities and environmental organisations start work on projects across England to restore nature […]

Work begins on Holland Wood fish pass | Ribble Rivers Trust

Work begins on Holland Wood fish pass | Ribble Rivers Trust

Ribble Rivers Trust Work begins on Holland Wood fish pass Holland Wood Weir lies on the River Darwen, close to it’s confluence with the River Ribble and the limit of the tidal Ribble area. The weir was originally constructed toContinue readingWork begins on Holland Wood fish pass The post Work begins on Holland Wood fish […]

From storm to flat calm

From storm to flat calm

There was hardly any breeze this morning, and the sea, that just two days ago was a brown and white tempest, was a blue mirror! Later a gentle west breeze picked up and it was quite warm in the afternoon when the sun came out. Red Nab on late Incoming tide – brief check (PM)Mediterranean […]

The First Of July

The First Of July

Last weekend saw hints of an early irruption of both Siskins and Crossbills from their summer breeding haunts in Scandinavia. So far, the migration had occurred on the east coast, the part of England closest to Scandinavia.  “24 June – After an amazing 327 Crossbills at Scarborough, South Cliff, Yorkshire yesterday (23 June) blown away […]

Scraping The Barrel

Scraping The Barrel

With a blog title like that you can tell that…well…I am scraping the barrel to keep the blog going, as I have very little to report really. The main problem has been the spell of cold, wet, windy weather we have been having recently, and any good days in between have been taken up with […]

Ogbear Wood

Ogbear Wood, Near Chipshop, Tavistock, Devon | Woodlands.co.uk

Description Ogbear Wood is wildlife haven set at the top edge of an historic valley near the ancient stannary and market town of Tavistock, Devon. The woodland is listed as Ancient & Semi natural woodland on the geographic database Magic.gov. Being listed as Ancient & Semi natural suggests that Ogbear Wood has been an important […]

don't just build, be disruptive

Don’t Just Build – Be Disruptive

We have an opportunity to change the economy post-covid. Most people want a fairer, cleaner and more sustainable economy. Vast sums of money is going to have to be built to get the economy moving again. As Boris proclaims ‘build, build, build’ is it time to get disruptive? There’s no doubt that Boris understands the […]

What our animals are doing this month… July 2020

July can be a great month to see our common toad complete metamorphosis and become toadlets. It usually takes around two to four weeks for tadpoles to hatch out from the egg and roughly sixteen weeks for tadpoles to reach the stage where legs have developed. This is often affected by the water temperature in […]

Hen harriers – an inconvenient truth

Hen harriers – an inconvenient truth

Guy Shorrock RSPB 19 Jun 2020 Natural England recently gave the green light for the controversial hen harrier brood management scheme to go ahead for a second year. However, has the government been sufficiently open about events last year near the very first brood management site in a notorious part of North Yorkshire?A male hen […]

Why I love Snakes! – A poem

Adder, smooth or grass snake by name,Our native snakes are not all the same. The adder’s stylish zig-zags black Make a splash along its back.The smooth snake, who is rare to find Has smoother scales than the other kinds. The grass snake is the last of the three,They love to swim – it’s a sight to […]

Darters emerging, but no Red Veined yet…..

Darters emerging, but no Red Veined yet…..

A light west breeze strengthened during the day. Very warm in the sun. Middleton Nature ReserveRinging and moth trap records AD and JMAnother fairly low key session at Middleton this morning. A modest selection of warblers trapped and retrapped. Few juveniles again with only two each of Goldfinch, Chiffchaff and Dunnock plus one Great Tit.An […]

Bowland…Curlews

Bowland…Curlews

Recently I have spent time in Bowland observing the wonderful landscape and wildlife.I have been leaving home very early morning to enjoy the cooler conditions as it has been too hot during the day as we enjoyed a record dry May with virtually no rain and very warm temperatures.It was a fantastic experience to watch […]

Still a few bits of interest about

Still a few bits of interest about

The wind quickly eased to almost nothing, mainly overcast with just a few light showers. Harbour and outfalls:  0500-0730. (SC)Little Gull  1 adultMediterranean Gull 1 adultKittiwake 6 adult + 1 2nd cy.Sandwich Tern 4Common Tern 2.Gannet 2.Fulmar 1. South wall and Harbour (MD)late morning:Kittiwake – Still 3 adult and 1 2nd calendar year   2cy […]

Coed Taf, Llangynog, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire | Woodlands.co.uk

Coed Taf, Llangynog, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire | Woodlands.co.uk

Coed Taf Carmarthenshire A quiet, private corner of beautiful broadleaf woodland with a stream along its northwestern boundary. Coed Taf is found on the westerly edge of a larger woodland known as Allt y Gelli which in turn nestles in the rolling coastal hills on the eastern banks of the Afon Taf. The location is […]

Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

Facilitation fund: Countryside Stewardship

How the fund works The funding is for a person or organisation (facilitator) to help a group of farmers and other land managers work together to: improve the natural environment at a landscape rather than single-farm scale achieve greater improvements than individual holdings could on their own Read the Facilitation Fund guide for 2019 for […]

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