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Trees on Barnes Common: Maples

This week: The ongoing dry weather continues to increase the risk of fire. On Friday we had our third fire and first call-out of the

Birds on Barnes Common: Blue Tit

Blue Tit   (Cyanistes caeruleus) The Blue Tit is one of those birds that often go under the radar but on closer inspection, is a quite

Trees on the Common: Birch

This week: The cold snap brought beautiful clear skies and for many of us an increased appreciation for everything our open spaces offer. Fledglings are

Birds on the Common: Swifts

Swift   (Apus apus) At this time of year, if you suddenly see some black crescents, scything through the sky, it means that the Swifts have

Trees on the Common: Ash

This Week: The Ice Saints are certainly calling the weather this month – hopefully gardeners, farmers and plants everywhere will not be caught out! That

Birds on the Common: Green Woodpecker

Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) One bird that is perhaps most symbolic of the acid grassland at Barnes Common, is the Green Woodpecker, shown here in

Trees on The Common: Chestnut

This Week finally brought some much needed rain. Given the wet winter we had, that was a sentence I did not expect to write around

Leg ‘o’ Mutton Owlets

I thought I’d focus on Leg ‘o’ Mutton which we were lucky enough to be awarded the conservation management contract for last autumn. In particular

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