Category Archives: Local Sites

Creating a buzz at Carmel Nature Reserve

A joint project of The Grasslands Trust and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust has resulted in an exciting discovery of the rare Brown-banded carder bee (Bombus humilis), a UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Priority Species, at Carmel National Nature Reserve. Carmel … Continue reading

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Catering for all

Once again, I’m pondering how to avoid conflicts between scrub clearance to expand the grasslands and the needs of the species that live in and around that scrub. When we plan management work it is vital to understand which species … 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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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

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What do websites and porridge have in common?

Well my second Blog has come around quick! It’s me again (Sarah Knight, Communications Officer) and I suppose I can share some snippets with you and whet your appetite for what you can expect to see from us in the … Continue reading

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Community Grasslands

Martin Reeves Well, my second blog then – they seem to come around so quickly! The DoGG project is now gathering pace with a regular pattern of community family events happening, in fact a couple of walks and talks over … Continue reading

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City Blooms

Lucy Cooper I have thoroughly enjoyed Sarah Raven’s Butterflies, Bees and Blooms BBC Two Wednesday nights. Even more so I’ve been thrilled by the number of people contacting us wanting advice – 55 in the last few days alone! Luckily, … Continue reading

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