Wildlife Diary

LLP Wildlife Tower Construction

Wildlife Diary 2010

December 2010 A further 30+ Fieldfares were noted in the remnant hedge feeding on Holly berries on the 4th. By the middle of the month all the berries, holly, rosehips, sloes and haws had been eaten. The two ponds have both been covered in ice all month with just a small patch of clear water […]

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LLP Forde Orchard chipped wood

Wildlife Diary 2009

December 2009 On the 5th, our annual Winter Work Party was attended by 12 volunteers, including a group from the Nature at Sundown project and from BTCV Plymouth. We spent the day cutting back the overhanging branches of the remnant hedge in Kiln Close and the predominantly Hazel road boundary hedge. Great progress was made […]

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LLP Forde Orchard pond liner problems

Wildlife Diary 2008

December 2008 At the beginning of the month, the Forde Orchard fruit trees were ordered from a local supplier for collection next winter. Maidens (1 year old) of Apple, Cherry and Plum of 11 different varieties will be planted in early 2010. The 30 individuals will be traditional local varieties selected according to flowering and […]

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LLP volunteers Forde Orchard Plymouth University Students

Wildlife Diary 2007

December 2007 The beginning of the month saw a very unseasonal Buttercup in flower in Half Hatch on the 3rd. Resident Wood Mice were still active under the corrugated iron sheet also in Half Hatch until at least 11th. The next day, five volunteers from Plymouth University came and moved the wood chipped from Forde […]

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