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Framing Nature – conservation and culture

Framing Nature – conservation and culture

Framing Nature – conservation and culture‘Framing Nature – conservation and culture’ by Laurence Rose, recommendation by Rosie Wood Covering just ten species, Laurence dedicates a chapter to nine of them. The tenth, our own, winds through and around the fates of the...

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The return of the Turtle Dove

The return of the Turtle Dove

The return of the turtle doveThe soft purring of the turtle dove was something many of us were once very used to hearing in the summer – but for most British people, no more. Their numbers fell by 77% between 1970 and 2001 (source British Trust for Ornithology). And...

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Restoring Shropshires Verges Project (RSVP)

Restoring Shropshires Verges Project (RSVP)

Restoring Shropshires Verges Project (RSVP)Over the last 60 years, 97% of our wildflower meadows have been lost, which has had a huge impact on wildlife. Road verges offer a real opportunity to help reverse this loss and if managed correctly, they could form long,...

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Norbury Hill (July 2021 update)

Norbury Hill (July 2021 update)

Norbury Hill (July 2021 update)Situated centrally in the Stepping Stones area in south west Shropshire, Norbury Hill has been described as ‘the largest stepping stone’ between two important sites of conservation, the Long Mynd belonging to the National Trust and the...

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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,...

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Notes from the Hill (June 2020)

Notes from the Hill (June 2020)

Notes from the HillBy 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...

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Today’s walk

Today’s walk

Today's walkBy 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....

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