Pine martens

Pine martens

Pine martens Pine martens by Stuart Edmunds Pine martens were presumed extinct in Shropshire for over a century and numerous reported sightings of these elusive mammals between 1976 and 2015 were never verified. Then, July 2015, a small population was discovered,...
Notes from the Hill (June 2020)

Notes from the Hill (June 2020)

Notes from the Hill By Simon Cooter and the Natural England staff at Rigmoreoak (June 2020) As lockdown eases, but the thoughts of holidaying are still restricted somewhat, we are seeing a lot more visitors on the hill. The site is probably robust enough to cope with...
Today’s walk

Today’s walk

Today’s walk By Rob Rowe (June 2020) In response to the change in weather, there have been a few amazing fungi growths. Mainly bracket fungi which grow directly out of the tree. I passed one on a side road last week growing just out of reach on an oak tree....
Notes from the Hill (May 2020)

Notes from the Hill (May 2020)

Notes from the Hill By Simon Cooter and the Natural England staff at Rigmoreoak (May 2020) At the time of writing the government guidance is still to stay local and only to use open spaces near to your home to exercise and maintain your health. The rights of way on...
Buttercups, Martins and Yellow Rattle

Buttercups, Martins and Yellow Rattle

Buttercups, Martins and Yellow Rattle By Rob Rowe (May 2020) Swallows and House martins seem to have been scarcer than ever this year, so suddenly, for the first time, to be surrounded by them is a pure joy 30, 40, 50 of them swooping low above the grass and flinging...