Archive for March 4th, 2010

4th March 2010, Thursday

Events reminder

On this website there are links to many local countryside events – click on wildlife events in the column on left…
20th March 2010 – Guided woodland archaeology walk in Brede High Woods @ 10.30am-1pm. Nicola Bannister will guide you through the evidence on the ground which tells the story of Brede High Woods’ rich historical past. TO RESERVE A PLACE – the events are free to attend but book up very quickly. To reserve your place reply to this email or for more information call James Luxton: 0845 2935734 jamesluxton@woodlandtrust.org.uk.

4th March 2010, Thursday

Biohazard

One of the big problems facing our wetlands is the impact of non-native species such New Zealand Pigmyweed Crassula helmsii.  Recently I have been working in Wales and have come across a new initiative focussed on ecologists.  You see we represent a risk factor in spreading this and other undesirable species.  Plants like Crassula fragment, and the small particles of plant can stick to boots and then fall off and grow when the individual wearing them visits another wetland.

Matthew Ellis of the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) has pioneered a programme of Read the rest of this entry »