Category Archives: woodland

The challenge of recovering our best unprotected grasslands

At Tuesday’s England Biodiversity Stakeholder Group, the latest incarnation of the England Biodiversity Group, we heard Biodiversity Minister Richard Benyon (no buzzards were mentioned) tell us he was absolutely focused on “outcomes and results”. He’s right  – we can sometimes … Continue reading

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Discovering Carmel’s beautiful grasslands and woodlands

This weekend, while much of the UK was suffering under some of the worst rainfall on record, members of The Grasslands Trust Conservation Committee and Grasslands Trust Staff were basking in sunshine at Carmel National Nature Reserve in Carmarthenshire.  I … Continue reading

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Carmel Reserve – Not Quite the Dawn Chorus

Each Friday morning for the past few weeks the peace at Carmel has been interrupted by a pair of two stroke petrol engines. A duet in stereo by a brush cutter and a chainsaw.  Though not melodic by any stretch … 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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Guest Blog from Dr Bob Gibbons: Where Grassland and Woodland Meet

Dr Bob Gibbons is a freelance botanist, photographer, lecturer, author and owner of Natural History Travel. He is a Trustee of The Grasslands Trust and member of its Conservation Committee. He sent us these thoughts from the Greek island of … Continue reading

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Guest Blog From Bob Gibbons: Where Grasslands and Woodlands meet

Dr Bob Gibbons is a freelance botanist, photographer, lecturer, author and owner of Natural History Travel. He is a Trustee of The Grasslands Trust and member of its Conservation Committee. He sent us these thoughts from the Greek island of … Continue reading

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