Category Archives: Paul Evans

Nibbling Away

It’s amazing how what a difference a few grazing animals can make over a relatively short length of time.  It was only a couple of months ago that I blogged about the reinstatement of livestock onto the Arcot Hall Grasslands … Continue reading

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Is there a place for people?

Just when we  thought we had the management of our Arcot Grasslands sorted out, and we had grazing in place for the first time in fifteen or so years, we’ve just had a couple of weeks of ‘fun and games’. … Continue reading

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A Day by the Seaside

Yes we all like to be beside the seaside! And I hit it right on a recent visit to our Cross Gill site at Blackhall Rocks, just north of Hartlepool  – spending a wonderful couple of hours reviewing the management … Continue reading

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Not Much Happening Yet

I look back on my previous blogs from the north east of England and notice that they claimed both that ‘spring was in the air’ and that we were  enjoying ‘hot weather’. However I also note my words of caution … Continue reading

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Managing grasslands in a changing environment

Looking out of my office across the Pennine Dales landscape (well we are all allowed a few minutes of our working day looking out of the window aren’t we?!) the importance of the grasslands to the local agricultural sector is … Continue reading

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Is this really Spring?

The last week of hot weather has been great – long days in the garden and even a few hours on the beach – we humans love it!  But what effect is it having on our wildlife?    I live … Continue reading

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Finding my feet in Co Durham!

And finally a blog from The Grasslands Trust’s newest staff member!!   Hi, I’m Paul Evans and I have recently taken on the role of Conservation Officer for the North East of England, looking after a suite of eight grassland sites … Continue reading

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