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A Green Infrastructure Strategy for Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council has recently appointed Chris Blandford Associates (CBA) to help develop a Green Infrastructure Strategy for Wiltshire. As Green Infrastructure is a cross-cutting issue, the Strategy will need to be shaped by engaging with a range of organisations and professions reflecting a broad range of agendas – including economic growth, development and […]
Over-centralised government and lack of local democracy
Simon Jenkins struck a chord recently when he wrote about an over-centralised system of government which is resulting in a lack of local democracy. We are seeing this increasingly in Wiltshire as campaigners battle to save local bus services, childrens’ activity centres, special schools and a household recycling centre. The increasing demands of social services […]
Migrants at Morgan’s Hill
The misty mornings have started and autumn is setting in. This spells exciting times for any birders as the autumn migrations are starting, as our bird Recorder Nick Adams found out at Morgan’s Hill nature reserve this morning. Morgan’s Hill nature reserve, near Calne, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its
Marsh Fritillary butterflies making a come back
1991 was the last time a Marsh Fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) was spotted at WWT’s Jones’s Mill nature reserve in Pewsey. Their return signals great things for the reserve and is a credit to the reserve staff and volunteers who work hard to maintain it. The Marsh Fritillary is a threatened species, not just in the
The Big Butterfly Count 2018
Butterfly Conservation has launched it’s Big Butterfly Count for 2018, running from the 20th July to the 12th August. All you need to do is head out into your garden and spend 15 minutes recording all the butterflies you find. You can get a handy guide and ID chart on the Big Butterfly Count website
Top 5 species to look out for this month…
The sun is shining and school holidays are almost here. What better way to spend your days than out and about in nature… Here’s our top 5 species to look out for this month. If you see them we want to know, please record your sightings on our website. Hummingbird hawkmoth Macroglossum stellatarum Understandably named
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Helping our Hedgehogs
Books For Sale
Has Anyone Seen a Spider?
The Cotswold Water Park Dragonfly Atlas
Wiltshire spider group