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Alf Dimmock
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Woodlands, Trees and Tree People
Woodlands, Trees and Tree People Down To Earth at Holders Woods The woodlands are active again with leaf burst and birdsong heralding a new year, although at Holders Woods 'Down To Earth' it never ceases or even slows down, with up to 80 people gathering ev...
Woodlands, Trees and Tree People
Woodlands, Trees and Tree People
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Extract from 'Lillie's Journal of Garden Delights'
Chapter IV  A hedgehog's view "The Ladies paraded in their finery during a mid April morn, shrouding the Lords in protective fashion. Whilst Jack was nearby somewhat removed from the hedge but sheltered under Hawthorn with peeping greenery, and with an over...
Extract from 'Lillie's Journal of Garden Delights'
Extract from 'Lillie's Journal of Garden Delights'
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Wildlife on your doorstep - The Rea Valley is blessed, and so are those walking it.
You don't have to travel great distances to appreciate wildlife, and if you're lucky enough to be in striking space of a river or other water body then you are truly blessed. Birmingham might not be known for its great water courses but it can boast a fine ...
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A Good Yew News Story - UPDATE
Following the alarming cut back of an ancient Yew tree in March 2016, I'm please to reveal that two years of  regrowth to this ancient specimen, reported by specialists to be around 850 years old, provides great hope and huge relief that the tree has not on...
A Good Yew News Story - UPDATE
A Good Yew News Story - UPDATE
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Nature Improvement proposals and CONSULTATION for the Rea Valley
What are Nature Improvement Areas?  The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country say- "NIAs are designed to revitalise urban and rural areas by creating bigger, inter-connected networks of wildlife habitats to re-establish wildlife populations an...
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Hill Top Nature Reserve
Hill Top today (top) 1890 (below) The Holloway looks like an ancient green road running south-east to north-west, and many of the field lines either side are the same as in 1890. The farmsteads of The Uplands and Hill Top can be placed on today's setting, w...
Hill Top Nature Reserve
Hill Top Nature Reserve
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Mapping the Oaks II
Interpretation I recently picked up an idea from a colleague that if hazel was the tree of the 'common people', oak could be thought of as a tree for the land owning upper class; I think she said the "rich", but land ownership seems to be the key precis her...
Mapping the Oaks II
Mapping the Oaks II
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Mapping the Oaks
Birmingham is regarded as a surprisingly green city, so much so that it boasts the title as Britain's only Biophillic city. This Guardian article explains why - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/apr/03/birmingham-san-francisco-oslo-global-green-biophi...
Mapping the Oaks
Mapping the Oaks
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A bad plant: A perspective.
How absurd, the idea that a plant is anything other than a life giving, life preserving entity, the essence of life, without which there is no life. Richard Mabey provides a terrific account in 'A Cabaret of Plants' (BOTANY AND THE IMAGINATION) PROFILE BOOK...
A bad plant: A perspective.
A bad plant: A perspective.
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