Monthly Archives: March 2012

Stop the Slop

This Christmas my mother unfortunately spent a few days in hospital. Whilst I absolute applaud the doctors and nurses who looked after her and got her better, I was absolutely appalled by the quality of food she was expected to … Continue reading

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On starlings, leatherjackets and bird watching

There can be few better examples of the power of public wildlife surveys than the RSPB/BTO Big Garden Birdwatch. Results out today show that 600,000 people took part this January – we did – did you? I was really surprised … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, biodiversity, budget, Cuts, Ecosystem services, farming, grasslands, grazing, wildife gardening | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Are you outside in this beautiful weather?

Sarah Knight (Communications Officer) Hello again! What are you doing reading this blog when you should be outside enjoying the sunshine?! Well don’t worry I’ll keep it short. Our new website will be launching at the end of June (all … Continue reading

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Getting around the cow-burp problem

Yesterday evening, we dined on free, ethical and carbon friendly meat, when a wood pigeon flew straight at one of our windows and with a loud bang crashed into our garden, with a broken neck. Last Autumn, the first one … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, biodiversity, carbon storage, climate change, Ecosystem services, farming, grasslands, grazing, Miles King | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

It’s Bluebell Time Again

The warm weather has certainly hastened the bluebells to push their way through; are they earlier than ever or is that just my imagination? However, this annual cycle of colour also brings with it a few dilemmas for those of … Continue reading

Posted in Community involvement, education, grasslands, Grasslands Trust Nature Reserves, Local Sites, Martin Reeves | Tagged | 2 Comments

Carmel Reserve – Soup and Signs of Spring

 Saturday saw the first guided walk of the year at The Grasslands Trusts’ Carmel National Nature Reserve. In the spirit of co-operation and common aims the Trust linked up with the nearby Country Park, Llyn Lech Owain to put on … Continue reading

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Nuggets from #budget2012

After much trailing and spinning the Budget finally appeared yesterday. It wouldn’t be appropriate for me to comment (given this is a Grasslands Trust blog) on tax cuts for the rich, mansion taxes or granny taxes, so I won’t. Compared … Continue reading

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